Mean lung volumes were larger, but airway size was smaller, than international standards.
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Shorter telomere length showed moderate associations with poorer airflow parameters, but not vital capacity (lung volume) in mid‐life adults. However, there was no convincing evidence of associations in children.
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In two unselected populations (HealthNuts and Longitudinal Study of Australian Children) using harmonised protocols, the likely association of caesarean delivery with developing childhood allergy was small.
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