A DGReview of :"Probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding might confer immunomodulatory protection against atopic disease in the infant"
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI)
By Veronica Rose
Probiotics administered during pregnancy and lactation appears to promote the immunoprotective potential of breast-feeding, according to Finnish clinicians.
The probiotics also protect infants against atopic eczema during the first two years, they say.
There is a growing incidence of atopic diseases in the Western world and researchers acknowledge the need to offer primary protection to reverse the trend. The ideal source of infant nutrition to provide protection from these diseases is breast-milk. Its role, however, is elusive..
Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2002 Vol 109 No 1 pp 119-121. "Probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding might confer immunomodulatory protection against atopic disease in the infant"
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