Timing Baby’s Arrival to Lower Asthma Risk
In the heath section of today's New York Times, there is an article that features studies that suggest how, when and where a baby is born can have an impact on if they are to develop asthma later in life.
Ones study that looked at 95,000 birth and medical records of children in Tennessee found that children born in the fall have a 30 percent higher risk of developing asthma than those born in other seasons.
A Swiss study of about 3,000 children found that of the 12 percent who were diagnosed with asthma by age 8, those delivered by a C-section were 80 percent more likely than the others to develop asthma.
Finally, a study of black families found that babies born in the U.S. were less likely to have asthma than black children who were born outside of the U.S.