Day: November 8, 2021

Let Babies Eat Eggs to Avoid Egg Allergy Later: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News)

Feeding eggs to infants could reduce their risk of egg allergy later on, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers at the University at Buffalo in New York, analyzed U.S. government data from more than 2,200 parents who were surveyed about their children’s eating habits and food allergies from birth to 6 years of age.

“We found that children who hadn’t had egg introduced by 12 months were more likely to have egg allergy at 6 years,” said lead author Dr. Giulia Martone, who is scheduled to present the findings Sunday at a meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), in New Orleans.

Research presented at meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Among the more than 2,200 parents surveyed, 0.6% reported an egg allergy in their children at 1 year of age, the study found.

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