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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Higher asthma and allergy rates for first born babies

Reading a lot of articles from Sciencedaily.com feeds my mind with vast of information especially about pregnancy. I do love this though.

I do agree with the study conducted in the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom pertaining to the risk the first born baby will have. If you wanna know why, just read this article.

First-born Babies' Higher Asthma And Allergy Rates Due To Pregnancy Conditions
ScienceDaily (May 21, 2008)

First-born children are at higher risk of developing asthma and allergy because of different conditions they experience in the uterus, according to new research from the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom, which will be presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2008 International Conference in Toronto on May 21.

In order to determine whether the higher risk of asthma and allergy in first-born children is the result of a prenatal process of post-natal factors, researchers investigated whether birth order affected several immune markers that are set at birth, including a variation in the DNA of the IL-13 gene, which is linked to allergic development. Read full article here.

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