Allergies

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Twin study suggests microbial influence on food allergies

By Nikki Hancocks

Healthy and allergic twins exhibit distinct faecal microbial profiles, adding weight to idea that the microbiome may play a protective role in food allergies, according to a new study conducted by the University of Chicago and Stanford University,.

'Allergies in childhood can be the first step of an allergic cascade leading to multiple allergies later in life,' says Nestlé

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Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

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