In this study from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers in the UK looked at 1,140 babies. They found that babies who ate a diet rich in “healthy, often homemade foods — including fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish” were less likely to develop food allergies later. The healthy babies were compared against babies with allergies whose diet was higher in processed foods such as potato chips and bacon.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis