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Maternal Paracetamol exposure linked with asthma risk in offspring

Maternal Paracetamol exposure linked with asthma risk in offspring


Feb-2016

An increased risk of developing asthma is likely if the unborn is exposed to Paracetamol via maternal use, a recent study warns.
 
The risk of asthma onset is likely at the age of three, the study noted.
 
The present study used public healthcare records of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study. The team investigated the asthma outcomes at the ages of three and seven and the possible association between asthma and Paracetamol use to treat fever, pain and flu.
 
Among the maternal Paracetamol exposure children (114,500), about 5.7% and 5.1% had developed asthma at the ages of three and seven, respectively.
 
The results were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Medifacts.com