No one knows for sure what causes some people's bodies to attack harmless substances, but new research suggests there may be a solution for preventing allergies. It seems that babies of mothers who eat a diet rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) during pregnancy are less likely to have allergies.
PUFAs are found in fish and walnut oils and have long been known to promote better health in babies, but it hasn't always been clear why. The new study, which was recently published in The Journal of Physiology, provides more insight.
It appears that PUFAs make the baby's gut more permeable, allowing bacteria and foreign substances into the blood stream, which in turn increases the baby's production of antibodies.
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