PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.
To examine the influence of antenatal peanut ingestion on peanut and rye sensitization.
The 373 participants were drawn from a cohort of 1437 children born in Tasmania in 1988 and 1989, selected from all births for being at elevated risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Those who were not lost to follow-up and who subsequently agreed to participate at age 8 in studies on bone density, blood pressure, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and vitamin D and at age 16 in a study of bone health and allergy were included.
The mothers completed …