Food Allergy In Children
Asthma often develops during childhood when the immune system is still developing, but what causes it exactly is yet to be known. It is believed that asthma is partially passed down through families. Exposure to tobacco smoke and air pollution may also increase your child's chance of developing asthma. A new study has linked food allergy in infancy to asthma and reduced lung function later in childhood.
The study, led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, found that babies with a food allergy were almost four times more likely to develop asthma at six years of age, compared to children without a food allergy. Reduced lung function was also seen in children having a food allergy. The study results were published in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.