Babies born in autumn are more likely to suffer from hay fever and food allergies

Autumn babies are more likely to suffer from food allergies, asthma and hay fever, scientists have found.

The UK has one of the highest allergy rates in the world, with more than 20 per cent of the population suffering from at least one allergic disorder.

Researcher Dr Jessica Hui, of National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, said: ‘We looked at every child treated in our clinic, and those born in the fall were much more likely to experience all of the conditions associated with (allergies).

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