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Early fish helps prevent eczema

Dr Torbjørn Øien of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology looked at the association between consumption of cod liver oil and fish and eczema in over 3,000 children. The study looked at maternal consumption during pregnancy and in the first year of life.

The mean age of introducing fish into the baby’s diet was just over 9 months.

The results are based on what was found when the children were 2 years old.

Fish consumption in infancy was more important than maternal fish intake during pregnancy in preventing eczema in childhood. The intake of fish per se, not specifically omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, was most important in preventing eczema.

The Trondheim study is reported in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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January 12, 2010 - Posted by | Child Health, Diet, Eczema, Omega-3, Torbjørn Øien

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