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Oily fish in pregnancy may cut asthma risk in kids

Oily fish in pregnancy may cut asthma risk in kids

Consumption of oily fish like salmon while pregnant may reduce the risk of babies developing respiratory diseases like asthma, finds a new study.

The early results of the study showed that at six months of age there was no difference in allergy rate between the children whose mothers ate salmon and those who did not.

However, at age of two and half years, children whose mothers ate salmon while pregnant were less likely to have asthma.

“Our findings indicate that early nutrition interventions, even during pregnancy, can have long lasting effects on health,” said Philip Calder, professor at University of Southampton in Britain.

The study proved that fatty acids or a lack of them are involved in a broad spectrum of common diseases ranging from diverse allergies through to atherosclerosis and inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease.

The research was a randomised controlled trial in which a group of women ate salmon twice a week from week 19 of pregnancy.
Allergy tests were then performed on the children at six months and then at two to three years of age.
Results were compared to a control group whose mothers did not eat salmon during pregnancy.
The findings were presented at the recent Experimental Biology Congress in San Diego, US.

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Supriya Kashyap Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2015 . she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Delhi University. She can be contacted at Contact no. 011-43720751
Source: IANS

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