Allergenic children born that way

Allergenic children born that way

Infants who have food allergy display a pro-inflammatory profile at the time of birth in their umbilical cord blood.

So say research scientists at the University of Melbourne. They found that the length of a woman’s labor seemed to lead to greater numbers of white blood cells that produce inflammatory proteins (called cytokines). In other words: short labor also leads to less chance of food allergy; long labor leads to a greater chance of food allergy.


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