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Food products and allergy development, prevention and treatment.
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PMID:  16481157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In westernized countries allergic diseases have reached epidemic proportions. Food is frequently a perpetrator of allergy but, in turn, modified food and selected food ingredients can become valuable intervention tools in the fight against allergy. There are two basic approaches towards mitigation of food allergy through nutrition: to reduce the allergenicity of raw food materials by physical, chemical or genetic methods or to influence host immunity towards a non-allergic state using various food ingredients. Dietary intervention for the prevention and therapy of allergy is an emerging field where initial findings from animal studies are now being validated in human trials. Nevertheless, to consolidate the utility of such interventions, more pre-clinical and clinical studies remain necessary.
Adrian W Zuercher; Rodolphe Fritsché; Blaise Corthésy; Annick Mercenier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-02-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in biotechnology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0958-1669     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-05     Completed Date:  2006-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100492     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Biotechnol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allergy Group, Nutrition and Health Department, Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, CH-1000 Lausanne 26, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Food Hypersensitivity / diet therapy*,  drug therapy,  immunology,  prevention & control*
Food, Genetically Modified*
Probiotics / therapeutic use

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