PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.
Previous studies have revealed an association between high birth weight and gestational age and increased risk for subsequent atopic eczema. These researchers sought to evaluate associations between fetal growth and risk of atopic eczema or allergic rhinitis in a prospective twin cohort.
Data were collected via telephone interviews between October 2004 and July 2007 from parents participating in the Swedish Twin and Medical Birth registers. Children were 9 or 12 years old. The study base included 11 020 twins; data were …