Infant Food Allergy Phenotypes and Association with Lung Function Deficits and Asthma

The Lancet’s July 2023 edition contains an article examining the association between infant food allergy phenotypes and lung function deficits and asthma. Over 5000 one year old children were recruited and completed skin prick and food testing for four allergens. Researchers then followed up at age 6, testing lung function and aeroallergens. Researchers found “Food allergy phenotypes were not associated with” an increased risk of bronchodilator responsiveness, with the exception of peanut allergies. They did find, however, “both food-sensitized tolerance and food allergy at age 1 year were associated with increased asthma risk at age 6 years.” 

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