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Old 02-28-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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Arrow Allergies in children may be linked to low vit. D levels

Testing on children and adolescents showed that they are more likely to be sensitive to allergens if their vit. D levels were low (less than 15 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter of blood). Testing on adults revealed no association between low vit. D levels and allergies.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0224103244.htm
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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Allergies in children may be linked to low vit. D levels
Or paranoid helicopter parents.

Or aggressive physicians and pharmaceutical companies.

Too much computer and video games which keep kids from going outside and being desensitized.

Or weak genes.

There have always been children who needed medical assistance with these issues, but why is it only in the last 20-30 years there seems to be an epidemic?
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There have always been children who needed medical assistance with these issues, but why is it only in the last 20-30 years there seems to be an epidemic?
Because kids don't go outside to play like they used to.
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Because kids don't go outside to play like they used to.
I hinted at that.

It is ironic.

Kids stay indoors with video games and computers.

We have to give them allergy shots to desensitize them.

If they would just go outside they probably would get subclinical doses and not need the shots.
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Not to mention sucking up all that sunlight for the vit. D production.
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