Stress influences childhood allergy

Scientists from the Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, US, have carried out a study to examine the role of stress in the prevalence of atopy in children. Pediatric atopy is increasing, and the genetic link and family heredity have been established as contributing factors. They have found that stress impacts in the womb and during early childhood, which in turn may increase atopy over and above genetic risk. They conclude that using strategies to reduce early exposure to stress may help prevent the development of atopy in children.

Source: The Journal of Allergy

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First Published Febury 2012

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