Childhood Atopic Diseases and Early Life Circumstances: An Ecological Study in Cuba

@inproceedings{Werff2012ChildhoodAD,
  title={Childhood Atopic Diseases and Early Life Circumstances: An Ecological Study in Cuba},
  author={Suzanne D. van der Werff and Katja Polman and Maiza Campos Ponce and Jos W. R. Twisk and Raquel Junco D{\'i}az and Mariano Bonet Gorbea and Patrick van der Stuyft},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Children are especially vulnerable during periods of resource shortage such as economic embargoes. They are likely to suffer most from poor nutrition, infectious diseases, and other ensuing short-term threats. Moreover, early life circumstances can have important consequences for long-term health. We examined the relationship between early childhood exposure to the Cuban economic situation in the nineties and the occurrence of atopic diseases later in childhood. METHODOLOGY… CONTINUE READING
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