Maternal Child Abuse is associated with increased risk of asthma and allergy in their 2-year-old children.

By David Cawthorpe | 21 Nov, 2016

Maternal History of Childhood Abuse and Risk of Asthma and Allergy in 2-Year-Old Children.
Tomfohr-Madsen LM1, Bayrampour H, Tough S. Author information

Abstract OBJECTIVES: Exposure to child abuse (CA) is associated with an increased risk of developing asthma and allergies; it is unknown if that risk is present across generations. This study investigated if 2-year-old children born to mothers with a history of CA were at an increased risk of receiving a diagnosis of asthma or allergies.

METHODS: Data from 1,551 participants were collected as part of the All Our Babies (AOB) study, a prospective pregnancy cohort.

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