PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.
To investigate the association between food sensitization in the first 2 years of life and subsequent asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR) by age 10 to 12 years.
The study consisted of 2 independent cohorts, with 620 subjects from the high-risk (first-degree relative with atopy) Melbourne Atopic Cohort Study (MACS) and 3094 subjects from the German population-based birth cohort study called LISAplus. Both studies were conducted in countries with relatively high income and high rates of food sensitization and allergic diseases.
For both cohorts, …