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Omega-3 levels in umbilical cord linked to allergies in teen years
Omega-3 levels in umbilical cord linked to allergies in teen years (July 25, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Sweden - A new report published in PLOS ONE finds a connection between high omega-3 levels in the umbilical cord and allergies in teens. Researchers followed nearly 800 children who were born between 1996-1997. Participants were followed until age 13. A subset of the children was also studied--including 44 who developed respiratory allergies, 37 who developed chronic skin rashes, and 48 who developed no allergies at all. Results showed that the children with allergies had higher levels of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in their cord blood at birth. These children also had lower levels of mono-unsaturated fats in the cord blood.
 
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