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Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2018 Feb;38(1):1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2017.09.001. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

Prevention of Food Allergies.

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1
Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia.
2
Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia.
3
Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia; Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia; Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia; Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. Electronic address: katie.allen@rch.org.au.

Abstract

This review summarizes the current state of play with regard to food allergy prevention. Food allergy prevention strategies focused on promoting timely introduction of allergenic foods (predominantly peanut) into the infant diet have recently been introduced in several countries. Additional prevention strategies currently under investigation include optimizing infant vitamin D levels, modulating the gut microbiota through use of probiotics, and preventing eczema to reduce the risk of food sensitization through a damaged skin barrier.

KEYWORDS:

Eczema; Egg allergy; Food allergy; Infant feeding; Peanut allergy; Prevention; Probiotics; Vitamin D

PMID:
29132666
DOI:
10.1016/j.iac.2017.09.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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