“Meat protein baby food.” Children who ate it have a higher risk of asthma.
Studies have shown that feeding children with meat protein-oriented baby food increases the risk of developing “asthma,” a disease that periodically causes difficulty breathing.
It was also found that not only asthma but also “Wheezings,” where airways are blocked when breathing, often occur.
According to a report by the online medical magazine MedPage Today on the 8th, a research team led by Professor Alexander Hoze, a lung disease specialist at the University of Maximilian, Munich, Germany, recently revealed the results of this study.
The research team analyzed two cohort (same group) studies (PASTURE, LUKAS2) of about 1,400 infants until they turned 10.
As a result, children who ate meat protein-oriented baby foods had more than eight times higher incidence of asthma before the age of six than those who ate dairy, egg, and fish protein-oriented baby foods, the research team said.
In addition, it was found that among children who ate meat protein-oriented baby food, 1,000 people are frequent.
Cheonmyeong is a disease in which the airways are narrowed and respiratory sounds that “color” or “tear” appear when breathing, and is caused by bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis. Cheonmyeong can also lead to emphysema, gastroesophageal reflux, heart failure, and sleep apnea.
Along with this, the breastfeeding period also served as an important variable.
Children who stopped breastfeeding at 16 weeks of age and converted to meat protein-oriented baby food had a nearly 12 times higher risk of asthma before the age of 6, but children who changed to protein-oriented baby food after drinking breast milk for more than 16 weeks had a four times higher risk of asthma.
The research team explains that this is because early conversion to baby food prolongs the exposure period of baby food.
These two cohort studies analyzed selected children from rural areas because one of the main objectives was the association between animal exposure and asthma.
Although this may have served as a limitation to the analysis results, there was an advantage of distinguishing meat, milk, and yogurt sold in stores from homemade ones.
Baby foods made of meat, milk, and yogurt proteins sold in stores were found to be more associated with asthma risk.
The results of this study were presented at the annual academic conference of the European Respiratory Society held at a video conference.