Sugar consumption during pregnancy may cause allergies and allergic asthma in children
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Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom have published a study in European Respiratory Journal that analyzed sugar intake during pregnancy and the relationship to allergies and asthma in children. Data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) were used in the study. Participants in the study included mothers who were pregnant in the early 1990s and their children. The study’s findings showed that the 20% of mothers with the highest sugar intake had a 38% increased risk of their children developing allergies than the 20% of those with the lowest sugar intake. There was also a 101% increased risk of allergic asthma in the children of women who consumed large amounts of sugar.