Infants who consume yogurt daily may experience a decrease in skin hypersensitivity, according to data presented at the 2018 Joint Congress of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and World Allergy Organization (AAAAI/WAO), held March 2-5, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
Miwa Shinohara, MD, PhD, from the Department of Pediatrics at the Ehime University Hospital in Toon, Japan, and Kenji Matsumoto, MD, PhD, from the National Research Institute for Child Health and Development in Tokyo, Japan, conducted a cross-sectional investigation to assess the association between perinatal and postnatal yogurt intake and hypersensitivity to histamine.
Study volunteers consisted of 256 mother-infant pairs. Eligible infants were aged ≥6 months and were administered a skin prick test with 1 mg/mL histamine. Swelling sizes were measured 15 minutes after administration.