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Does infant feeding affect the risk of allergy?

Burr, Michael Leslie 1983. Does infant feeding affect the risk of allergy? Archives of Disease in Childhood 58 (7) , pp. 561-565. 10.1136/adc.58.7.561

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For nearly 50 years the hypothesis has been debated that withholding cows' milk from babies reduces the risk of allergic disease. Numerous studies have been conducted of varying design, size, and quality, and with conflicting results. Evidence tends to favour the hypothesis, but the only firm conclusion that can be drawn is that random controlled trials with blind assessment are needed to settle the issue.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0003-9888
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 03:06

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