24 Nov '11, 10pm

Letting your child pick what they eat may subject them to allergies later in life: Study

LONDON - Allowing children to be picky eaters could make them more prone to allergies later in life, scientists have warned. Three large studies are under way at King's College London and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and Duke University in the United States, to determine the best way of protecting against harmful reactions to food. The old idea of telling mothers to avoid high-risk foods during pregnancy and while breastfeeding to protect their babies from potentially dangerous reactions is possibly "achieving the reverse of our intentions", Professor Gideon Lack of King's College told the Nature journal. A 2008 study which Prof Lack co-authored suggested exactly the opposite, showing that Jewish children in Britain are 10 times more likely to have a peanut allergy than those living in Israel, who eat more foods containing peanuts. The following year, the UK...

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