4th Feb, 2012, Washington: A new research has discovered that children living in regions, with lower sunlight levels, are at higher risk of springing up eczema and food allergies, compared to those who live in regions with higher UV.
A group of researchers analyzed that how asthma, eczema and food allergy rates varied across the country after using the data from a study of Australian children.
As well as detecting a link between allergies and latitude to egg and peanut, the outcomes demonstrated that children in the south of Australia, on average, are twice as probable to spring up eczema compared to those in the north of the country.
Sunlight exposure may play an important part in rising levels of eczema and food allergy. Particularly, Australia is a nice place for this kind of study as it spans around 3000 miles from north to south with variation in climate.