A new literature review highlights the positive results of studies investigating microbiome modulatory treatments for allergies in children, including prebiotic and probiotic dietary interventions.
Bioiberica’s diamine oxidase (DAO) enzyme ingredient, DAOgest, has been granted Novel Food Status by the European Commission, making it commercially available in Europe with immediate effect.
Vini Mini has unveiled a product to prevent peanut allergies in babies.
Nestlé Health Science and Enterome are to co-develop and commercialise a series of microbiome-based immunotherapies for food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The plant-derived lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus paracasei IJH-SONE68 significantly improves symptoms or allergies, according to a newly published clinical trial.
Desensitising children to peanut allergies through oral immunotherapy is more effective when done in conjunction with antihistamines and probiotics, according to a new review involving 1500 children.
Nestlé Health Science is investing in the childhood nutrition business.
British company Spoon Guru, which uses artificial intelligence to help retailers offer consumers a personalized nutrition shopping experience, has announced Walmart-owned Jet.com as its first US partner.
A treatment that offers a long-term cure for children with a fatal peanut allergy could soon be commercially available, thanks to scientists in Melbourne.
Common allergens should be incorporated into Australian infants’ diets in the first year of their lives in order to minimise their risk of food allergies, according to a panel of experts.
Finnish food tech firm Spectral Engines has scooped up first prize in an EU competition for its food sensor that analyses ingredients, nutrients and detects allergens.
Could altering the gut microbiome help prevent or treat Atopic Dermatitis (AD)? Japanese researchers seem to think so as they make a case for this approach in a recently published review.
Children with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to develop asthma, a 10-year study of children in Perth, Australia, has discovered.
Researchers in South Korea studied how the polyphenols in Theobroma cacao extract may reduce atopic dermatitis-like symptoms.
Bioactives found in a certain form of commercial red algae could help to counter symptoms of food allergies, say researchers.
Sticking to a high-fibre diet has been shown to instruct the immune system to tolerate foods like peanuts that can set off serious allergies, research has shown.
A probiotic blend may be able to prevent sensitisation and allergy to cow’s milk by changing an individual's gut bacteria, a study has suggested.
The gut microbiota of American adults with allergies is markedly different from people without allergies, particularly for nut and seasonal pollen allergies, says a new study from scientists at the NIH.
Protein ingredients are facing major challenges in developed markets, with stagnation in technical applications and uncertainty over health and sports markets, according to a report from Giract.
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.
A combination of Lactobacillus salivarius LS01 and Bifidobacterium breve BR03 may help balance the immune system in people with allergic asthma, says a new study from Italy.
Inaccurate home testing and self-diagnosis is leading to unnecessarily restrictive diets and malnutrition, says a report claiming to make sense of allergies.
Levels and variety of infant gut bacteria may be used to predict food allergies or asthma, say researchers from the University of Alberta.
A probiotic could hold the key to treating peanut allergies in children, researchers in Melbourne have found.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told a hay fever botanical its mention of sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose amounted to an unauthorised disease prevention claim.
Probiotics isolated from Mongolian dairy products could alleviate allergy symptoms through intestinal immunity and helper cell balance, research using mice has suggested.
Scientists are struggling to prove that the consumption of probiotic foods can help protect people against hayfever.
Daily consumption ofa drink containing Lactobacillus casei may alter the way our immune cells react to pollen in people suffering from hay fever, according to new research backed by Yakult and the BBSRC.
A daily dose of Nestlé’s Bifidobacterium lactis NCC2818 probiotic strain may help manage allergic responses during pollen season, says a new study from the Nestlé Research Center.
Supplements of the beta-glucan based ingredient Wellmune WGP may reduce symptoms and severity of ragweed allergy, and boost overall ‘quality of life’, says a new study.
UK-based herbal supplements manufacturer A. Vogel says a recent medicines agency ruling that anti-cold and flu herb echinacea should not be sold to children under the age of 12 was based on outdated data.
Below normal levels of vitamin D, due to low sun exposure, have been associated with increased incidence of food allergy and eczema in children, say researchers.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy could cut the risk of babies developing eczema and egg allergies by over a third, say researchers
Consuming a couple of servings of salmon per week during the third trimester of pregnancy may influence immune system health in the infants, says a new study.
Children with a diverse variety of bacteria in their gut may have better protection against allergies, according to new research.
Researchers trick immune system to ‘turn off’ food allergy: Mouse study
A new approach could make food allergen appear safe, and prevent life-threatening allergic reactions, according to new research in mice.
Dietary oligosaccharides could boost infant nutrition and immunity
Consumption of oligosaccharides from food sources, rather than solely from breast milk, could help to boost childhood nutrition and immunity, reducing the risk of food allergy and dermatitis, says a new review.
Fonterra advises need to identify dairy proteins in foods
An allergy scare involving the functional food product Whole has prompted Fonterra to advise manufacturers to communicate more prominently the use of dairy ingredients in foods.
‘Hyperallergenic’ functional foods raise protein concerns
Advances in food technology bring new challenges for allergy sufferers, regulators and industry, finds a new study, as proteins are can be unexpectedly present in functional foods.
Prebiotic-enriched formula may protect healthy infants from allergy: Danone
Feeding infants with a new prebiotic-enriched formula may reduce the incidence of atopic dermatitis by 44 percent, says new data from a Danone Research study.
Merck launches new allergy ingredient in South Africa
Merck Consumer Health has launched its allergy relief ingredient Lectranal in South Africa after signing a distribution agreement with Croatian functional ingredients company Milsing.
Vitamin D could reduce mold allergies
Vitamin D may protect asthmatics from an allergic response linked to common mold, suggests a new study from the US supporting the vitamin’s immune health effects.
Blackcurrant extract shows anti-asthma potential
Extracts from blackcurrants may reduce inflammation in the lungs and potentially offer benefits to the increasing number of asthmatics, says a new study from New Zealand.
Yeast ingredient shows promise for reducing airborne allergies
Supplementation with a yeast fermentate may improve allergy symptoms like runny nose, according to the results of randomised clinical trial.
Multivitamins may cut food allergy in children: Study
Daily supplements of multivitamins do not have any effect on allergic disease in eight year old children, says a new study from Sweden.
Pre-, probiotics combo may reduce food allergy: Danone study
A supplement combining a prebiotic fibre and a probiotic strain may reduce allergic responses to cow’s milk, when used in conjunction with small amounts of whey, says a new study.
Fish oil during pregnancy may slash infant allergy
Supplements of omega-3-rich fish oils during pregnancy may reduce the risk of food allergy and eczema in children, according to a new study from Sweden.
Probiotics may reduce eczema risk by 60 per cent
Daily supplements of a multi-bacterial strain food may reduce the risk of eczema by 58 per cent during the first three months of life, according to a new study from The Netherlands.
Folic acid may ease asthma symptoms: Study
Higher levels of folate may reduce the risk of having asthma by 16 per cent, suggests new research from the US.
China approves allergy-battling probiotics
Stock market-listed Taiwanese probiotics specialist, GenMont, has won “health food designation” from the Chinese Department of Health for two of its probiotics for use in food and beverage products.