SATURDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- The link between maternal health and
childhood asthma is becoming clearer.
Researchers presenting new studies at
the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in
Miami Beach have recorded associations between maternal nutrition and stress
with asthma in children.
One study found that expectant mothers who take
higher amounts of vitamin D may decrease their child's risk for asthma.
Vitamin D deficiency is common in areas where asthma is also widespread,
raising the suspicion that the two are linked, said Dr. Carlos Camargo, senior
author of the study and an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at
Harvard Medical School in Boston.
I was just talking to a friend the other day who thought fluoridated water was the reason for the asthma epidemic. Definitely a new theory. Perhaps a kooky one, but I'll do some research!