Peanut allergy and mothers diet
Some articles that appeared in the British Medical Journal last year on this issue. These discuss that the increase in peanut allergy may be 9or may not be) related to increased comsumption by mothers and infants during arly life.
"Peanut allergy in relation to heredity, maternal diet, and other atopic diseases: results of a questionnaire survey, skin prick testing, and food challenges. " J O'B Hourihane, T P Dean, and J O Warner BMJ 1996; 313: 518-521.
The next link is a reply to Hourihane's article. Clifford, R. "Peanut allergy. Study's results were predictable." BMJ. 1996 Dec 7;313(7070):1478.
and lastly Hourihane's reply to Clifford's criticisms. Jonathan O'B, Hourihane, J O Warner, and T P Dean BMJ 1996; 313: 1478.
[This message has been edited by EILEEN (edited May 06, 1999).]