News 2010 - 2012

Development of asthma and allergies may begin already before we are born. CFP researchers found that eating peanuts and nuts during pregnancy may protect the child from developing asthma and hay fever. These articles feature the main findings from this study.

Mom's nut consumption tied to less allergy in kids
Reuters, July 21, 2012

Eating nuts in pregnancy 'reduces chance of childhood allergy
The Telegraph, August 28, 2012


The modern world is facing rising epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and other chronic diseases, many of which can be trace back to early life. CFP researcher and Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Ib Christian Brygbjerg, weighs in on the issue.

World’s biggest health challenges (in Danish)
Radio 24/7, January 6, 2012


Perfluroalkyl acids (PFOAs) are suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals (meaning that they may disturb the body’s hormonal systems), and in a study conducted by CFP researchers low dose exposure to these chemicals in fetal life were shown increase the risk of obesity in females at 20 years of age. Similar results have been shown in experimental studies, raising the concern for these chemicals, which are widely found in household materials.

Endocrine disruptors gives bigger daughters (in Danish)
Videnskab.dk, February 24, 2012 


CFP centre leader and chair Sjurdur Olsen talks about research into fetal programming and its challenges, and how establishing the Centre for Fetal Programming aims to expand and improve our understanding of the importance of maternal exposures during pregnancy.

Enriching the health of the next generation
"International Innovation", 2011


CFP investigators studied whether mom’s intake of dairy during pregnancy was related to the child’s risk of asthma and hay fever. They found that children of mother who ate more low-fat yoghurt during pregnancy were more likely to develop asthma and hay fever. Studies on what food components may explain these findings are under way.

Low-fat yoghurt 'child asthma risk' during pregnancy
BBC News, September 17, 2011

Low-Fat Yogurt Consumption Tied to Asthma and Hay Fever Risk in Kids, Says Study
ABC News, September 20, 2011


Light-sodavand får gravide til at føde for tidligt
Ingeniøren, July 15, 2010

Light-sodavand i ny skurkerolle
Berlingske Tidende, July 15, 2010