Sunday, March 7, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Exposure to Pollen During Pregnancy May up The Risk of Asthma in...

Exposure to Pollen During Pregnancy May up The Risk of Asthma in Kids

For the study, the team analysed cord blood collected from hundreds of babies born in Melbourne, Denmark and Germany

Babies born to mothers who got exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a study.

The findings showed that those born during the peak grass pollen season had high immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in umbilical cord blood — a marker used to predict the development of allergic diseases.

“We know that outdoor pollen exposure during the first couple of months after birth can lead to allergic respiratory diseases and we suspected that exposure during the later stages of pregnancy may also be important,” said lead researcher Bircan Erbas, Associate Professor from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

“Many studies have shown that babies with high levels of IgE in cord blood can go on to develop allergies later in childhood, but little is known about how these levels are affected by exposure to pollen in utero.”

However, the study published in Environment International, also showed that being pregnant for an entire grass pollen season may have a protective effect on babies.

asthama-in-kids
Asthma in kids. (IANS)

“We found these babies had lower IgE levels. This was a significant finding and indicates the possible development of a sensitisation barrier,” Erbas said.

Erbas stressed that the study did not suggest that all babies born during high pollen seasons would develop respiratory disease or other allergies.

“The study provides new insight that could help us predict and manage diseases like asthma – which are a significant public health burden.

Also Read- Breezy Silhouettes For Every Sartorial Occasion

“However, it’s important to remember there are a number of factors that can determine who gets asthma or allergies. This is one piece of the puzzle,” she explained

For the study, the team analysed cord blood collected from hundreds of babies born in Melbourne, Denmark and Germany. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

How COVID Pandemic Changed The Nature of Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health

Exercise has for long been recommended as cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with depression, yet new evidence suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic changed the nature...

Know Here Why Most of The Young Women Feel That IT, Tech Jobs Belong To Men

When it comes to the IT and tech industry, only 19 percent of women working in the sector said they were inspired by a...

International Women’s Day 2021: Significance, Importance and Quotes To Celebrate

The dynamic beings who have the most crucial responsibility to carry forward one generation to the other are none other than Women! In every...

10 Off-Beat Beach Destinations in Maharashtra For All Beach-Lovers!

If you really want to explore offbeat destinations then Maharashtra boasts of extensive beaches where you can seek some quiet time or adventure. With...

Consumption of Vegan Food Linked To Poorer Bone Health

People consuming a vegan diet may have poorer bone health, suggested a new study. In a new study, the bone health of vegans, as well...

AI identifies Currently Available Medicines To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have developed a method based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that rapidly identifies currently available medications that may treat Alzheimer's disease. The method could represent...

How This Visual Effect Specialist Created Sensation With Tom Cruise’s Deepfakes

A visual effects specialist who created deepfake photos and videos of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise that went viral on various social media platforms, has...

Privatisation May Lead To Increased Charges, Lower Profits For Public: AINBOF

All India Nationalised Banks Officers Federation (AINBOF) has opposed privatisation of public sector banks as it will lead to increase in service charges and...

Recent Comments