Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with food allergy in infants

I just read a very interesting article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology –  A study in Australia found that infants who had low vitamin D levels were significantly more likely to have food allergies, including peanut and egg allergies.  In fact, infants with vitamin D deficiency were 11 times more likely to have peanut allergy.  This doesn’t mean that everyone with vitamin D will develop food allergies or that everyone with food allergies will have vitamin D deficiency.  However, it does suggest that having sufficient vitamin D may play a role in protecting infants from developing food allergies in the first year of life.

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