A team of Canadian Researchers have looked into the relationship between cesarean section births and an increased risk for peanut allergies. The study looked at the "relatively low levels of so-called Bacteroides'' in C-Section births. Bacteroides is a specific form of bacteria that is essential to the proper development of a child's immune system. Study author Hein Tun, an assistant professor in the school of public health at the University of Hong Kong, noted "We found a causal link between cesarean section birth, persistently low Bacteroides in the first year of life, and peanut sensitivity in infants,"
By Alan Mozes HealthDay News Reporter
April 30, 2021
Could there be a link between having a C-section and your baby's chances of developing a peanut allergy?
Yes, a team of Canadian researchers warns.
Their new study found that babies born via cesarean section appear to have relatively low levels of so-called Bacteroides, a specific form of bacteria that is key to the proper development of a child's immune system.
The finding follows an analysis of bacterial content found in more than 1,400 Canadian infants, both when they hit 3-4 months of age and again when they turned 1 year.