Multivitamins may cut food allergy in children: Study

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Allergy, Asthma

Daily supplements of multivitamins do not have any effect on allergic disease in eight year old children, says a new study from Sweden.

Writing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition​, scientists from the world famous Karolinska Institute report that multivitamin supplements had no effect on the incidence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, or atopic sensitization in 2,423 eight-year olds.

However, when the scientists limited their analysis to children who started supplementation before the age of four, a 39 per cent decrease in the risk of sensitisation to food allergens.

“Our results show no association between current use of multivitamins and risk of allergic disease but suggest that supplementation with multivitamins during the first years of life may reduce the risk of allergic disease at school age,”​ they concluded.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Published online ahead of print, doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.27963
“Use of multivitamin supplements in relation to allergic disease in 8-y-old children”
Authors: K. Marmsjo, H. Rosenlund, I. Kull, N. Hakansson, M. Wickman, G. Pershagen, A. Bergstrom

Related news

Related products

show more

Results you can see and feel

Results you can see and feel

Lycored | 13-Dec-2021 | Sponsored Link

We have some exciting research news to share about Lumenato, Lycored's ingestible beauty and skin wellness extract. In a placebo-controlled study,...

Better Granules Make Better Tablets, Lower Costs

Better Granules Make Better Tablets, Lower Costs

TSI Group LTD – Healthy Begins Here | 11-Oct-2021 | Technical / White Paper

Don’t accept that all glucosamine granules are the same. TSI Group, the Glucosamine Experts, created and perfected the OptiTab process, opening a world...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars