AUTUMN babies are more likely to suffer from food allergies, asthma and hay fever, researchers have found.

The link was made by paediatricians who are unsure what causes it.

Babies born in the autumn are more likely to develop food allergies


Babies born in the autumn are more likely to develop food allergiesCredit: Alamy

They think it is connected to bacteria which enters the child’s system through cracked skin.

Dr Jessica Hui said: “When food particles are able to penetrate the skin rather than being digested, the body sees them as foreign and creates antibodies against them, which causes the child to become allergic.”

Autumn births were found to be associated with higher concentrations of harmful bacteria.

Now, the doctors from US hospital National Jewish Health are holding clinical trials to try to unravel the connection.

Around five and half million people are currently being treated for asthma in the UK, while between 10 and 30 per cent of all adults suffer from allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever.

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Source: | The sun


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