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Children risk asthma if parent of same sex has it


www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that children are twice as likely to develop allergic diseases including asthma if a parent of the same sex is a sufferer, new research suggests.23-08-2012

Professor Hasan Arshad, a consultant in allergy and immunology at Southampton General Hospital, found that allergies such as asthma and eczema were gender-related and not simply hereditary.

"We have known for decades that allergy runs in the family and many thought that maternal effect was greater than paternal effect due to a mother's closeness to her child, but we have discovered the inheritance is from mother to daughter and father to son," Professor Arshad said.

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