Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy won't cause allergies in children

By , 24 March 2014

Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy won't cause allergies in children

Heard the old wives' tale about avoiding "allergy foods" in pregnancy, lest your child develop allergies? 

Well some more evidence to put that to rest: 
A cohort study in press has examined the association between mothers' intakes of common food allergens during pregnancy, with the rates of childhood asthma and allergy.   The researchers found NO evidence that avoiding food allergens results in a reduced risk of childhood allergy; in fact, a modest reduction was found in the odds of childhood asthma/allergies when mothers' diets were high in peanuts, milk, and wheat

So, bottom line, prospective parents do not need to worry about restricting their diets out of fear of causing allergies in their children.  

View abstract here

 

Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy won't cause allergies in children
 

About Dr David Moore

Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy won't cause allergies in children

David is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and undertook his specialist training in Queensland.  He is highly skilled in the management of complex and high-risk pregnancies, and has special training in minimally-invasive surgery, endometriosis, pelvic floor and incontinence surgery.  David has completed a Master of Reproductive Medicine and is skilled in the assessment and management of fertility problems, and can offer the full range of assisted reproductive treatments.  He is a Senior Lecturer with The University of Queensland Medical School, and has published both medical journal and textbook contributions.

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