How To Lower Your Child’s Risk To Allergy!

October 19, 2006

2408478167.jpgMy kids have allergies and I know of a lot more kids of friends with allergies that I equate this problem to diabetes epidemic in adults… such that almost someone in the family is suffering from the disease.

Any study therefore that can help future parents reduce their child’s risk to suffer from allergy will be most welcome. This new study published in the Allergy, August issue  looked at this scenario in detail. This study involved 4000 children from birth to 4 years of age.

What They Found was:

Children who ate fish before 12 months had LOWER odds of developing asthma, allergic skin diseases and nasal allergies by the time they reach age 4!

It is in line with recent evidence that the omega 3 fatty acids present in fish ,which have anti-inflammatory properties help in improving  ones immune system and thereby lower allergy risk.

Clinical Implication of the study is that the result will change the way we view fish.  We are taught to delay fish up to 3 years of age because it may increase a child’s allergy risk… but this new finding will definitely change that view.

Opinions and evidences keep on evolving…this ever changing field of medicine which we call … Science ….

So again…

Let’s Enjoy The Benefits of Fish…This Time…Earlier!

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3 Responses to “How To Lower Your Child’s Risk To Allergy!”

  1. maxim Says:

    I do enjoy eating fish and I want my kids to enjoy being a “pescetarian”, the new term for people who do not eat meat or poultry. They do eat fish and sea foods though including eggs and milk.

    These are the other types of vegetarianism:

    Freegan:
    Will only eat food that has or is about to be thrown away by someone else.

    Semi-/Half-/Transitional/Social Vegetarians:
    Eat meat, but try not to, or not so often.

    Pollotarian:
    Eat no meat or fish. They do consume poultry however (also eggs and milk).

    Pescetarian:
    Eat no meat or poultry. They do consume fish and other seafoods however (also eggs and milk).

    Lacto-Vegetarians:
    Eat no meat, fish, or poultry. They do consume milk and dairy products however.

    Ovo-Vegetarians:
    Eat no meat, fish, or poultry. They do consume eggs however.

    Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians:
    Eat no meat, fish, or poultry. They do consume milk and dairy products and eggs however.

    Sproutarian:
    Eat mostly sprouted seeds, grains, pulses, and rice. They believe in eating all their sprouts and vegetables raw as virtually all the nutrients are lost when heated past 47C.

    Beegans:
    Eat nothing that comes from an animal except honey.

    Vegans:
    Eat nothing that comes from an animal (including milk, dairy products, eggs, honey, etc.)

    Fruitarians:
    Eat only foods of plant origin that can be obtained without killing the plant (such as fruits, nuts, seeds, etc.)

    Macrobiotic:
    Mostly vegetarian, but seafood is allowed. In the highest ‘level’ of Macro, only brown rice is eaten . This diet is based on the Chinese principals of yin and yang. It can be followed for a philosophical nature or for health reasons.

  2. Doc Gerry Says:

    Great new info for me and for the readers too! Thanks for sharing and writing about it Max…

  3. Lydia Says:

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