Apigenin, a plant flavonoid found in herbs, fruits and vegetables,
suppressed the levels of an immune system antibody linked to asthma
and other allergies when fed to mice, report Japanese researchers
in a new study.
Dutch nutritional oils company Lipid Nutrition says customers
working in the US can now use two immune-boosting
structure/function claims for its Safflorin product after notifying
the Food and Drug Administration of its supporting...
Levels of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids in the diets of pregnant women
do not appear to have an important influence on the development of
wheezing and allergies in their children, according to UK
Soy-based formulas are often recommended for infants with food
allergies, but a review of past studies suggests they should not be
recommended for the prevention of allergies or food intolerance in
infants at high risk.
Pregnant women with asthma who eat oily fish, such as salmon or
trout, may help protect their children against developing asthma,
according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in
As research progesses into the possible health benefits linked to
breast-feeding scientists continue to look at the alternatives
available in infant formulae. New evidence from a Cochrane review
concludes that where exclusive breast-feeding...
Japan's Kirin Group has discovered a lactic acid bacteria with
potent anti-allergy effects that could be used to fight the rising
incidence of allergies, such as hay fever. The research
demonstrates the firm's growing interest...
Probiotics given to pregnant women and babies around the time of
childbirth could protect children from atopic eczema for up to four
years - two years longer than previously reported, researchers will
report in tomorrow's Lancet.
The Food Standards Agency has launched a new section on its website
providing information on 24 different types of food intolerance.
Foods marketed to those with food intolerance is a growing segment
in supermarket aisles.
People with food allergies depend heavily on the information
provided on food labels to protect them from potentially fatal
attacks, but new research shows that there is a still a long way to
go before the level of information provided...