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Can Consuming Probiotics During Pregnancy & Infancy Prevent Allergies?

by Dr. Randy


Here is my latest post at the SAFBaby website:

A review of all studies on the effects of probiotics resoundingly showed their benefit in the prevention of allergies. Researchers evaluated the results of 25 studies published between 2001 and 2012 that examined the effect of probiotics on allergies in children.

They discovered that prenatal exposure to probiotic supplements as well as postnatal supplementation had a significant effect in reducing the incidence of allergies. The effect was measured by blood tests for antibody levels to specific allergens and by skin tests for allergic responses.

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