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Friday
May132016

MARCH 2016 FOOD ALLERGY NEWS

3/4/2016:  More Data Supports Giving Peanut to Infants

A study in 2015 is supported by a report by the New England Journal of Medicine in 2016 that reports infants who are given peanuts mashed up during their first year of life will have less likelihood of developing an allergy.  4% vs. 18% of the control group developed peanut allergy--the higher percentage was in the peanut avoidance group--both groups consisted of children considered high risk for allergies. [1]

3/16/2016:  One Strain of Probiotics Helps Most

According to a study in mice, it was found that the probiotic strain called Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium longum KACC 91563 helps most with food allergies.  This strain can influence the immune system to cause the mast cells triggering the allergic response to essentially die. [2]

[1] http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1514209

[2] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160316085011.htm 

Saturday
May072016

FEBRUARY 2016 FOOD ALLERGY NEWS

2/11/16:  Vitamin D Rich Foods Fend Off Allergies

Mount Sinia states in the Journal of Allergy & Immunology that pregnant women can reduce the incidence of food and environmental allergy in their babies by consuming more vitamin D (but only in natural form, not a supplement). [1]

2/23/16:  Avi-Q Coming Back

Avi-Q will likely be coming back later in 2016.  After the recall in late 2015,  many people reverted to other forms of epinephrine.  Avi-Q is the small, rectangular injector that is easier to carry. [2]

[1] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160211133815.htm

[2] http://m.sanofi.us/mt/www.news.sanofi.us/2016-02-23-Sanofi-US-to-Return-Auvi-Q-epinephrine-injection-USP-Rights-to-kal-o?un_jtt_redirect=un_jtt_iosV

Saturday
May072016

JANUARY 2016 FOOD ALLERGY HIGHLIGHTS

1/20/16:  Peanuts During Pregnancy Have No Impact

The mother eating peanuts during pregnancy or while breastfeeding appears to have no impact on children developing (or not developing) food allergies according to a study that came out the prior month. [1]

1/26/16:  Delayed Allergies Are Getting More Notice

Immediate and delayed allergies (IgE and IgG) have produced some debate over the years, but now the IgG (delayed) are gaining more importance especially for milk allergy manifesting in eczema and mucus membrane related issues (sinuses).  [2]

[1]  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4675539/

[2]  https://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-medicine/2016/01/26/prevalence-risk-factors-allergic-reactions-food/

Thursday
Dec312015

DECEMBER 2015 NEWS ALLERGY HIGHLIGHTS

12/6/2015:  World Allergy Organization Met in Florida, USA

Thirty-nine countries participated in the Food Allergy and Microbiome conference in December.  "We are just at the very beginning of understanding the role of the microbiome in health and disease. The field of food allergy offers a unique opportunity to evaluate the microbiome given the focus of this disease on the GI tract," states Alan Landay, PhD [1]

12/16/2015:  Melbourne Australian Company working on Peanut Vaccine

Aravax has been awarded $4.85 million to fast-track the clinical development of a peanut allergy vaccine by using carefully selected fragments of peanut proteins to switch off allergic reactions. [2]

[1] http://www.worldallergy.org/symposium2015/

[2]  http://allergenbureau.net/melbourne-group-to-fast-track-peanut-allergy-vaccine/

Thursday
Dec312015

NOVEMBER 2015 NEWS ALLERGY HIGHLIGHTS

11/6/2015:  Prebiotics Can Prevent Allergies

Prebiotics stimulate the growth of bacteria in the intestine. Antoine Magnan, researcher at France's Inserm research institute concluded that, "Adding prebiotics thus considerably reduced the severity of the allergies [in mice]."  [1]

11/12/2015:  IBS and Allergies Are Linked

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology summarized the results of two studies that both concluded that food allergies and related genes increase the chances of having IBS.  Dr. Antonio Carroccio, Ospedale Civili Riuniti in Italy, states, the link between IBS and having genes that raise your risk of getting certain allergies is well known and real. [2]

[1]  http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/prebiotics-help-prevent-food/2015/11/06/id/700937/

[2]  http://www.webmd.com/ibs/news/20151112/food-allergies-ibs-diarrhea

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