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Mom’s diet may alter infant’s allergies February 25, 2010

Filed under: Fertility,Food,Health,News and Blogs — Annette @ 2:25 pm

Eating lots of vegetables and fruits during pregnancy may lower the chance of having a baby with certain allergies, hint study findings from Japan.

Greater intake of green and yellow vegetables, citrus fruit, and veggies and fruits high in beta carotene (generally those colored red and orange) may lessen the risk of having a baby with eczema (itchy, dry, red patched skin), Dr. Yoshihiro Miyake at Fukuoka University and colleagues found.

Foods high in vitamin E, found in some green vegetables, similarly may lessen the risk of having a wheezy infant, they report in the journal Allergy.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_95531.html

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