Allergy

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Ground-breaking trial gives new hope for peanut allergies

By Oliver Morrison

A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts. They would not be able to eat nuts at will, but their...

Almond allergies could present a big risk

Almond presents an unknown allergen risk

By Nicholas Robinson

Almonds could present a huge allergen threat to people but the full extent of the risk is unknown because of the lack of data on their allergenic properties, according to a leading scientist.

Every year in the US 100-150 people die from food allergy incidences - something that is 'preventable', says a scientific expert on allergens

Dispatches from IFT 2014

Food allergies remain 'major' public health issue

By Kacey Culliney

Peanuts, wheat and egg are among several allergens that continue to be a global public health issue, and so industry must act with caution when developing allergen-free products, warns a scientific expert.

Allergen-bound flour may offer new food allergy hope

Allergen-bound flour may offer new food allergy hope

By Nathan Gray

The development of a new type of flour containing small amounts of allergen proteins bound to polyphenols could help to desensitise allergic people using 'food therapy', say researchers.

The peanut industry has spent $9m on peanut allergy research and education efforts

Peanuts prevail amid allergen anxieties

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Anxiety surrounding peanut allergies has created the impression of an epidemic in the US but industry has remained resilient with sales showing 'excellent growth', the president of the American Peanut Council says.

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