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Prenatal maternal psychosocial stress and offspring’s asthma and allergic disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Published on: 19th January 2018

Published in 2018

Pub Med ID: 29331049

Catherine Flanigan,
Aziz Sheikh,
Audrey DunnGalvin,
Bronwyn K Brew,
Catarina Almqvist,
Bright I Nwaru

Prenatal maternal stress may influence offspring’s atopic risk through sustained cortisol secretion resulting from activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis (HPA), leading to Th2-biased cell differentiation in the fetus. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the relationship between prenatal maternal psychosocial stress and risk of asthma and allergy in the offspring.

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