Experts divided over mums eating nuts

Debate has re-ignited over the link between maternal peanut consumption and kids’ allergies, with the results of two recent studies dividing experts. 

A Danish study of over 60,000 women found those who ate peanuts more than once weekly during pregnancy were 21% less likely to have a child with asthma aged 18 months, than those avoiding peanuts.

The association grew stronger as children grew older: by age 7, there was a 44% reduced risk of registry-confirmed asthma in children