Dietary factors, such as intake of fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics, appear to influence the development of asthma and other allergic disease. The results of recent studies indicate that a higher maternal intake of vitamin D during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of childhood asthma. However, vitamin D intake among children does not appear to reduce the risk of wheezing in early childhood. Maternal intake of probiotics during pregnancy also appears to have a protective effect against some allergies. For example, supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is associated with a reduced risk of atopic eczema in children. There is no current evidence that probiotic supplementation prevents asthma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Respiratory Diseases|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine