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food allergy

[′füd ‚al·ər·jē]
(immunology)
A hypersensitivity to certain foods.
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The research team conducted studies in both humans and preclinical models to understand the key bacterial species involved in food allergies. The team repeatedly collected fecal samples every four to six months from 56 infants who developed food allergies, finding many differences when comparing their microbiota to 98 infants who did not develop food allergies.
In preclinical studies in a mouse model of food allergy, the team found that giving an enriched oral formulation of five or six species of bacteria found in the human gut protected against food allergies and reversed established disease by reinforcing tolerance of food allergens.
While previous studies have suggested that certain bacteria can protect against food allergies, Chatila and his colleagues go a step further, describing the specific immunological pathway by which the bacteria act in mice.
Thankfully, not all symptoms of food allergies are so severe.
Eight percent of US children are estimated to have a food allergy, and one in 13 US children are at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis, underscoring the urgent need for new therapies and diagnostics to accurately assess and manage patients living with food allergies.
In my previous article about skin allergies, I mentioned that there are breed and genetic factors involved, but there is no clear link as of yet with food allergies.
She later learned she had multiple food allergies responsible for much of her suffering.
According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, these foods account for 90 percent of all food allergies in the U.S., and the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act requires that any food product that contains a major food allergen must identify the allergen on the label.
Dubai: Your child's food allergies may be linked to excessive use of baby wipes, according to a recent US-based study.
Prof Cook-Mills said the findings show parents and care-givers can reduce the risk of food allergies in children by making simple changes in the home.
This book answers questions about food allergies, beginning with the definition of a food allergy, how to recognize symptoms, and types of allergies, followed by questions about diagnosis, tests, anaphylaxis, chronic health problems caused by food allergies, avoiding allergic reactions, lifestyle and nutrition, cures and improved treatments, and how to find more information.
Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million persons in the United States (1), and are responsible for approximately 30,000 emergency department visits and 150-200 deaths each year (2).