Could vitamin D stem the tide of kids’ allergies?

This follows the HealthNuts study in more than 5000 one-year-old infants, which showed those with vitamin D insufficiency were three times more likely to have a food allergy compared to those with adequate levels.

They were also 11 times more likely to have peanut allergy, the Melbourne-based study showed.

Lead author Professor Katie Allen, a paediatric gastroenterologist and allergist from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, said the association was found only in children of parents born in Australia.