The consumption of low fat yogurt Throughout pregnancy, it can increase the risk that the future baby will suffer from asthma and allergic rhinitis, according to the data obtained in a recent study, which aimed to verify whether the fatty acids present in the dairy products They are able to prevent the onset of allergic conditions in children.

The scientists evaluated the consumption of milk and other dairy products in pregnancy, and the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and asthma according to the data recorded in the project Danish National Birth Cohort, and found that drinking milk during pregnancy did not increase the risk of the baby developing asthma during childhood and, on the contrary, is a protective factor against this disease. The researchers observed, however, that the children of pregnant women who took yogurt skimmed with fruit once a day had 1.6 more chances of developing allergic rhinitis and asthma at seven years, than the children of those who did not consume this product .

The children of pregnant women who took yogurt skimmed with fruit once a day were 1.6 times more likely to develop allergic rhinitis and asthma at seven years

The authors of the study considered the possibility that the non-fat substances that make up yogurt have something to do with the increased risk, or that the fact that the habits of life of people who habitually consume low-fat yogurt are also different. grease.

Ekaterina Maslova, lead author of the study, says that this is the first research in which an association between the intake of low-fat yogurt in pregnant women and an increased risk of their children developing asthma and hay fever is observed. The expert believes that this could have been produced by several factors, so they will continue to investigate in order to check if this has to do with the presence of certain nutrients, or if other reasons such as lifestyle and feeding patterns intervene. they have women who frequently took yoghurt with low fat content during their pregnancy.


Growing Healthy Babies - Stanford Children's Health (November 2019).