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Farm microbiome and childhood asthma.
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PMID:  21591951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: Ege et al. (Feb. 24 issue)(1) report that in two cross-sectional studies, children who lived on farms and were exposed to an increased range of microbes had a reduced incidence of asthma. However, this conclusion might be skewed by a confounder that the authors did not consider. Several studies(2),(3) have shown that breast-feeding is protective against asthma, and children who live on farms are more likely to be breast-fed for longer than children who do not live on farms. In a large American study, 64% of farm mothers were likely to have breast-fed their first baby, . . .
Yu Chen; Martin J Blaser
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  364     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-05-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1972-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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