Primary Prevention of Food Allergy
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Purpose of Review
The goal of this review is to present an updated summary of the various approaches to prevent childhood food allergies and report recent advances in potential prevention trials for food allergy.
Several approaches related to maternal dietary supplementation as well as infant GI-based supplementation have been tried and are the subject of ongoing clinical investigation.
The prevalence of food allergy appears to be increasing but several, varied approaches to prevention are being actively pursued such that an effective strategy may not be too far in the future.
KeywordsFood allergy Specific IgE Primary prevention of food allergy Childhood food allergy
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