Document Detail


Food allergen avoidance in primary prevention of food allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11298025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Approximately 5-10% of children suffer from allergy to one or more foods. Primary prevention through a hypoallergenic diet may reduce the prevalence of food allergy and associated co-morbidity, such as eczema and urticaria. Breastfeeding has many advantages and should be recommended for all children. Those with a history of atopy in the immediate family are at a higher risk and maternal diet during lactation, avoiding highly allergenic foods, may enhance the benefit. Cow's milk should be strictly avoided, and supplements, if required, should be with a hypoallergenic formula. Delayed introduction of egg, nuts, wheat and fish has also been suggested. Dietary restriction may have nutritional consequences for the mother and child and supervision by a dietician is essential. Maternal diet during pregnancy is not advisable as the benefit is minimal and there may be adverse effects on the foetal nutrition. In high risk infants, a combined approach, where breastfeeding with maternal avoidance of highly allergenic foods, supplemented by extensively hydrolysed formula during the first 6 months of life, in addition to the delayed introduction of solid foods, has been shown to reduce the development of food allergy in infants.
Authors:
S H Arshad
Related Documents :
10703625 - Provocative use testing of methyldibromo glutaronitrile in a cosmetic shampoo.
11654785 - Self-determination vs. family-determination: two incommensurable principles of autonomy...
20730515 - Oral food desensitization.
20629265 - The role of the gut mucosal immunity in the development of tolerance versus development...
11688435 - A framework for food-based dietary guidelines in the european union.
17444225 - Retention indices in the analysis of food aroma volatile compounds in temperature-progr...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy     Volume:  56 Suppl 67     ISSN:  0105-4538     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-12     Completed Date:  2001-08-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804028     Medline TA:  Allergy     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The David Hide Asthma & Allergy Research Centre, St. Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight, UK. sha@soton.ac.uk
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Allergens / adverse effects*
Avoidance Learning*
Food Hypersensitivity / diet therapy,  prevention & control*,  psychology,  therapy*
Humans
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Milk allergy/intolerance and atopic dermatitis in infancy and childhood.
Next Document:  Food allergen avoidance--the patient's viewpoint.