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STRATEGIES TO ALTER THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: I guess one of the best ways to avoid having asthma is to choose the right parents, as asthma and other allergic disease are more common in children whose parents have allergies. Of course, as shown in this … Continue reading

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VITAMIN D EASES ASTHMA, COCHRANE REVIEW FINDS

FCAAIA Notes: Studies of new theories or treatments often yield conflicting results.  But, evidence-based medicine is like a civil court not a criminal court.  That is, recommendations and treatments are based on the preponderance of the evidence, not necessarily on … Continue reading

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VITAMIN D MECHANISM IN CORTICOSTEROID-RESISTANT ASTHMA DISCOVERED

FCAAIA Notes: Vitamin D is a hot topic in medicine, not just in allergy and immunology.  Like many hot topics that have come and gone over the years, it is not a panacea and we still have a lot to … Continue reading

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PRENATAL FISH OIL DOES NOT REDUCE IGE-ASSOCIATED ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: About 4 years ago, I posted an abstract indicating that giving infant’s fish oil did not decrease their incidence of allergic disease (“Fish Oil Does Not Prevent Early Allergies in Infants). In this study, the children of women … Continue reading

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MILK ALLERGY TIED TO LOWER BONE DENSITY IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: Children drink less milk than they did a generation or so ago.  Even children without milk allergy have a very high rate of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency as was the case in this study. However, the cow’s … Continue reading

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ARE FOOD PRESERVATIVES GOOD FOR ME?

FCAAIA Notes: Well, this study ought to make the Twinkie division of Hostess happy! All kidding aside, we really don’t know much about the effect of food preservatives on long term health. This paper only looked at one compound so … Continue reading

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RHINITIS ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER VITAMIN D LEVELS EVEN IN ABSENCE OF ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: Here I am in the dead of winter with a blizzard raging outside my window. If it weren’t for the supplements I take every day, I am sure I would be vitamin D deficient or insufficient. Vitamin D … Continue reading

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USE OF SOY SUPPLEMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH POORLY CONTROLLED ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: Isoflavones are known antioxidants and have become popular dietary supplements. I am aware of no data showing that isoflavones have any proven health benefits. My reason for posting this article is not to “diss” isoflavones. Rather, I posted … Continue reading

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GUIDELINES DESCRIBE USE OF PROBIOTICS IN PREVENTING ALLERGIC DISEASES

FCAAIA Notes: The best data on probiotics and allergic disease probably apply to atopic dermatitis and food allergy in infancy.  Unfortunately, while there are some studies indicating some benefits, none have been so conclusive that it is a recommendation we … Continue reading

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VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION IMPROVED WINTER AD IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: Here we are again with another article indicating potential benefits of vitamin D. I can think of several reasons why atopic dermatitis might worsen in the winter and this article adds another.  Vitamin deficiency has been associated with … Continue reading

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