Young children who consume exclusively organic
dairy products are significantly less likely
to develop allergies, asthma or eczema by
the age of two, according to a study conducted
by researchers from the Louis Bolk Institute
in the Netherlands and published in the
British Journal of Nutrition.
is the first example of a definite health
impact of organic food consumption being
published in a peer-reviewed journal,"
said Carlo Leifert of Newcastle University,
who is leading a study into the connection
between organic food consumption and health.
followed 2,500 pregnant women until their
children were two years old, recording information
on their health and their lifestyle and
dietary habits. They found that
the rate of allergies was 36 percent lower
among children who drank or ate organic
milk, cheese and yogurt and whose mothers
had consumed these products while breastfeeding
than among children and mothers who had
eaten either only non-organic dairy products
or a mix of organic and non-organic products.
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