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Early vitamin use may increase food allergies

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0-g

Question Does early vitamin supplementation during infancy increase the risk of asthma and food allergy?

Synopsis There is little information, other than for vitamin D, regarding the usefulness of vitamins in early childhood. Children are often prescribed fluoride supplements that also contain multivitamins. This prospective cohort study used a large database—the National Center for Health Statistics—of 8285 newborns and achieved a 90% follow up three years later. The data in this database were collected by …

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