Eating Apples During Pregnancy Could Prevent Childhood Athsma


An apple a day keeps the doctor away, is apparently true when it comes to children and asthma.

A European study found children born to mothers who ate apples during their pregnancies were much less likely to develop asthma and wheezing by the age of five.

The study followed almost 2,000 expectant mothers and their diets during pregnancy.

Researchers found no other associations between the consumption of healthy foods and asthma in over 1,200 children studied.

Scientists believe the flavonoids in apples may be the reason for the link.


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