|Babies born in autumn or winter have a higher risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, new research has found.
A study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, revealed that infants delivered in high mold season are three times more likely to develop wheezing by the age of two compared to babies born at other times in the year.
Commenting on the findings, lead researcher Kim Harley explained: "In our study, we took a different tack to understand the link between month of birth and asthma by considering ambient concentrations of fungal spores and pollen, which follow distinct seasonal patterns."
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