Cow’s Milk Allergy Might Trigger Growth Issues In Kids

Cow’s Milk Allergy Might Trigger Growth Issues In Kids
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Kids who have cow’s milk allergy appear to be smaller, and might not fully reach their highest range of growth, according to recent research. The fat present in the milk gives some calories for growing youngsters, because the substance is also rich in vital nutrients, according to the NHS. Also, Allergy UK stated that the cow’s milk is “one of the most common food allergies to affect babies and young children in the UK,” however, such a thing “it is still rare.”

To analyze better such an issue, researchers from the Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC, realized a study by examining more than 100 children with this allergy. They identified that those who developed a reaction to cow’s milk grew less than other kids. Dr.Karen Robbins, detailed: “Published data about growth trajectories for kids with ongoing food allergies is scarce.”

Food allergies appear when the immune system wrongly identifies a harmless substance, such as milk, for an allergen and releases a reply against it. The most encountered allergy category is IgE-mediated. Such an allergy appears when the immune system develops an antibody dubbed immunoglobulin E (IgE).

Cow’s Milk Allergy Might Trigger Growth Issues In Kids

The symptoms happen after a few seconds or even minutes after eating, with an increased risk of the life-harming reaction anaphylaxis. To get better such a thing, researchers examined the increase ranges of 111 kids, with an IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy – and somewhere around 80 with a similar nut allergy – over two decades.

The results indicated that the kids who were allergic to cow’s milk were smaller. The height difference was most declared at five-to-eight and nine-to-12 years old but went on even into adolescence. 

Dr.Robbins added: “As these children often have multiple food allergies and other conditions, such as asthma, there are likely factors besides simply avoiding cow’s milk that may contribute to these findings.” The results are also showing that the kids who drink full milk are 39 % less probably to develop the overweight issue or obese than those who drink low-fat substitutes.


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