The Asthma Prevention May Start From First Month of Infancy

The asthma is one of those common health problems that are wide spread throughout the world; recently a group of British researchers have showed that avoiding certain foods and dust mites during the first month of a life of a baby may prove to be quite affective in the prevention of asthma.

infant-asthmaThe new research was carried by Professor Syed Hasan Arshad and colleages from the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Centre, Isle of Wight, England and in this research almost 120 children have been tracked from the Isle of Wight Primary Prevention Study in 1990.

According to Professor Arshad “The 58 infants up to one year old and their mothers in the prevention group followed a diet that avoided dairy products, soya and nuts. We checked their compliance by randomly testing breast milk.”

After complete analysis and study this thing was revealed that the evident changes in child’s asthma indicates that the infancy was the major time period that acts as a key in preventing the remodeling of airways that is considered to be the major characteristics of asthma.

Dr. Martha Scott, who had also participated in the follow-up of this research, said that “Whilst this study is small it does suggest that it is possible to prevent the onset of asthma in high-risk individuals by instituting a strict regime that avoids some of the common triggers for asthma in the first year of life. We have shown that the beneficial effect lasts for many years”.

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