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High vitamin C consumption by breastfeeding mothers reduced the risk of atopic disease in infants. Vitamin C concentration in breast milk could only be increased through diet and not through supplementation. Higher levels of beta-carotene, selenium and vitamin C were all associated with a reduced risk of asthma. Another report found that asthmatic children tended to have lower blood concentrations of vitamin C than those without asthma. Antioxidants such as vitamin C fight oxidation which is a major risk factor for many diseases.
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About: High levels of vitamin C in breast milk linked to lower allergy risk
Date: 3 January 2005
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