News 2015

CFP postdoc Ekaterina Maslova talks about the recently published results from a CFP study looking at intake of protein and carbohydrates in relation to gestational weight gain. The study suggested that women with higher intake of added sugar tended to gain more weight during pregnancy. The article below elaborates on these and other study results.

Sugar May Add To Excessive Gestational Weight Gain

Vitamin D in high doses may increase risk of asthma

Allergic diseases are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Symptoms usually develop early in childhood, suggesting that early life exposures may play a role. Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy has been identified as a potential risk factor for allergic disease in children but findings from previous studies have been conflicting. Furthermore, no study has until now been able to investigate whether low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy can influence the risk of allergy development in a long term perspective, i.e. past early childhood. Now, in a study recently published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical ImmunologySusanne Hansen and colleagues present the first results from a long-term follow-up of Danish adults whose mothers were part of a pregnancy cohort more than two decades ago.

Key words: cohort, pregnancy, fetal programming, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, asthma, allergic rhinitis, lung function.

The long-term programming effect of maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D in pregnancy on allergic airway disease and lung function in offspring after 20 to 25 years of follow-up. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Available online 30 January 2015