Yogurt Increases Asthma Odds for Kids
This has to be one of the weirdest links ever I’ve heard of in a medical study: Researchers in Copenhagen found that women who eat yogurt while pregnant have an increased chance of giving birth to a child who develops asthma and hay fever. Daily yogurt consumption increases the odds that a kid will develop asthma by as much as 1.6 times. The likelihood of hay fever is higher, too.
The researchers, who studied over 60,000 women in the Netherlands, aren’t quite sure what to make of the link. They don’t think it’s because of the milk—in fact, milk was shown in the same study to protect against asthma—but it may have something to do with the lack of fatty acids in yogurt.
Clearly, there’s still a bit of detective work to do.