Dietary fatty acid composition during pregnancy and the risk of asthma in the offspring.

@article{Lumia2011DietaryFA,
  title={Dietary fatty acid composition during pregnancy and the risk of asthma in the offspring.},
  author={Mirka Lumia and P{\"a}ivi Luukkainen and Heli Tapanainen and Minna Kaila and Maijaliisa Erkkola and Liisa Uusitalo and S. M. Niinist{\"o} and Michael G. Kenward and Jorma Ilonen and Olli Simell and Mikael Knip and Riitta K. Veijola and Suvi Mirjami Virtanen},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={827-35}
}
BACKGROUND Fatty acids (FA) modulate the immune system, and it has been proposed that they affect the incidence of IgE-mediated allergic diseases. We explored the association of maternal dietary FA composition during pregnancy with the risk of asthma in the offspring. METHODS We analyzed data from the Finnish Type 1 Diabetes Prediction and Prevention (DIPP) Nutrition Study. Maternal dietary intake during pregnancy (8th month) was assessed by a validated 181-item food frequency questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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