EARLY LIFE NUTRITION NETWORK

Allergy

Intestinal microbiota in infants at high risk for allergy: Effects of prebiotics and role in eczema development

Disruption of early gut colonization has been associated with development of allergic manifestations later in life. Breastfeeding is thought to play an important role in allergy prevention through the provision of...

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Effect of the specific infant formula mixture of oligosaccharides on local immunity and development of allergic and infectious disease in young children: randomized study

Early life nutrition plays a major role in the development of the gut microbiome. Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli are predominant in the intestinal flora of breastfed infants and are associated with beneficial effects...

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A mixture of prebiotic oligosaccharides reduces the incidence of atopic dermatitis during the first six months of age

There is strong evidence that the early composition of the intestinal flora plays an important role in postnatal development of the immune system. In a study of infants at high-risk for atopy, supplementation of an infan

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Epidemiology, Allergy & GI Disorders

Allergies are immune mediated reactions that present with a range of symptoms and data suggest that the prevalence of allergic conditions such as allergic rhinitis, eczema and food allergy is increasing. Cow’s milk

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Clinical Presentation & Challenge Tests

The presentation of allergy symptoms typically varies depending on whether the allergy is IgE mediated or non-IgE mediated.10 CMPA can present with a broad array of symptoms affecting

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Diagnosis of Allergy

There is a need for appropriate diagnosis for allergy, and the most important diagnostic criteria are family, clinical history and medical examination as well as

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A Call for Action

The Middle East allergy guidelines and action plans for implementing appropriate prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies at the hospital level are on 6 steps:

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The Role of Functional Nutrients in Immune Modulation

There are several functional components in human milk (HM) with immune activity. Among these, oli-gosaccharides represent the most relevant factor. HM contains 7-12 g/L oligosaccharides, making this fraction a major

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Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy: Therapeutic Options

Both extensively hydrolysed formulae (eHF) and amino acid formula (AAF) have proven efficacy and tolerability in infants with CMPA

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Allergy Prevention by Nutritional Intervention

Allergy has a substantial economic burden, negatively impacts quality of life and is also linked to other negative long-term outcomes such as mental health problems

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