FADS gene cluster modulates the effect of breastfeeding on asthma

Marie Standl, Stefanie Sausenthaler, Eva Lattka, Sibylle Koletzko, Carl-Peter Bauer, H.-Erich Wichmann, Andrea Von Berg, Dietrich Berdel, Ursula Krämer, Beate Schaaf, Irina Lehmann, Olf Herbarth, Norman Klopp, Berthold Koletzko & Joachim Heinrich
Background: The protective effect of breastfeeding on the development of asthma has been widely recognized, even if not all results have been consistent. We hypothesised this could be caused by individual genetic differences in the fatty acid metabolism determined by the FADS1 FADS2 gene cluster in [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]