Season of birth and food allergy in children Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Food Hypersensitivity
  • Parturition
  • Seasons

abstract

  • Food allergy is more common in Boston children born in the fall and winter seasons. We propose that these findings are mediated by seasonal differences in UV-B exposure. These results add support to the hypothesis that seasonal fluctuations in sunlight and perhaps vitamin D may be involved in the pathogenesis of food allergy.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2941399

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.anai.2010.01.019

PubMed ID

  • 20408340

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 307

end page

  • 13

volume

  • 104

number

  • 4