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Probiotics and pregnancy

John Kerr posted in on February 22nd, 2013.

Exposure to beneficial bacteria before and after birth may lower a child’s risk of developing allergies and eczema. Wellington and Auckland researchers have previously shown that high risk mothers taking a daily dose of the helpful probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus during pregnancy and breastfeeding halved the rates of eczema in their children. Now the researchers […]

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The Dominion Post: Eczema victims to try butter test

Peter Griffin posted in on September 9th, 2009.

Tanya Katterns of The Dominion Post writes about new research to be conducted by researchers at Auckland and Otago universities into the potential benefits of lineolic acid-enriched butter for young sufferers from eczema. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The acid substance is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. “More than 100 children will be given […]

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