Pregnancy diet may help protect babies against...
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Breastfeeding mothers who ate allergenic foods during pregnancy may protect their babies against food allergies, a new study suggests. Conducted by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the study showed that pregnant mice that consumed allergy-provoking foods such as eggs and peanuts transferred protective antibodies to their offspring through breast milk. The antibodies caused the baby mice to produce allergen-specific regulatory T immune cells, which made them tolerate the allergenic foods, said the study in the Journal of...
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