Maternal vitamin D intake during pregnancy is inversely associated with asthma and allergic rhinitis in 5-year-old children

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

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Abstract

Vitamin D is known to have a number of immunological effects and it may play a role in preventing allergic diseases. Objectives To study the effect of maternal intake of vitamin D during pregnancy on the emergence of asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR), and atopic eczema by the age of 5 years in children with HLA-DQB1-conferred susceptibility for type 1 diabetes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-82
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Experimental Allergy
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Asthma
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cohort Studies
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Female
  • Finland
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • HLA-DQ Antigens
  • HLA-DQ beta-Chains
  • Humans
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Questionnaires
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Vitamin D

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