Intake of antioxidants during pregnancy and the risk of allergies and asthma in the offspring

B I Nwaru, M Erkkola, S Ahonen, M Kaila, C Kronberg-Kippilä, J Ilonen, O Simell, M Knip, R Veijola, S M Virtanen

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Abstract

The potential immune functions related to the damages induced by oxygen-free radicals suggest that antioxidants may have a role in the development of allergies. The objective was to investigate the association between maternal intake of antioxidants during pregnancy and the risk of asthma, rhinitis and eczema in 5-year-old children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-43
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume65
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Antioxidants
  • Asthma
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diet
  • Eczema
  • Female
  • Finland
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Magnesium
  • Male
  • Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
  • Prospective Studies
  • Questionnaires
  • Rhinitis
  • Risk Factors

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