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Can We Prevent Food Allergy by Manipulating the Timing of Food Exposure?

Division of Allergy and Immunology and Center for Immunology and Microbial Diseases, Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Avenue MC # 151, Albany, NY 12208, USA.
Immunology and allergy clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 2.22). 02/2012; 32(1):51-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.iac.2011.11.007
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ABSTRACT Prevention of food allergies by maternal and infant feeding practices serves as a simple, inexpensive approach to address the growing number of subjects with food allergies in comparison with any emerging interventional therapies for existing food allergies, such as oral immunotherapy. This article provides a careful evaluation of the rationale and existing data on the effect of timing of the introduction of food allergens (during pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood) on the development of specific food allergies.

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