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Study: Foreign-Born Kids in the U.S. Develop Fewer Allergies

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Foreign-born American children were 59 percent less likely to have developed one or more of the allergic diseases studied. They were 53 percent less likely to have ever had asthma, 34 percent less likely to have it currently, 43 percent less likely to have eczema, and 39 percent less likely to have hay fever. Race and ethnicity, as well as the age at which they entered the U.S., did not appear to affect these results.

So is there something in the air the child's mother breathes?

Or is it more something in the food the child's mother eats?

The results suggest that it's healthful food and increased exposure to toxins (both compared to the U.S.) early in the child's life.  It's logical to believe that the mother eats and breathes and touches what the child does.

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