Prevention of cow's milk allergy and atopic disease: From hydrolysate to gastrointestinal flora manipulation

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Abstract

Atopy is considered to be a health care problem, thus general measurements to prevent the development of allergy have been recommended. Cow's milk allergy is more frequent in formula fed than in breastfed infants. One way to decrease the incidence of allergic reaction to cow's milk is to alter the structure of the protein by hydrolysing the milk protein. A different approach to decrease allergy is to change the gastrointestinal flora. It is well known that the gastrointestinal flora of breastfed babies is richer in bifidobacteria and lactobacilli than the flora of formula fed infants. It is also well established that both species enhance the immunologic response. An evidence-based analysis of the published information is not possible because of the different design of the various trials. As a consequence, a critical analysis remains mandatory.

Translated title of the contributionPrevention of cow's milk allergy and atopic disease: From hydrolysate to gastrointestinal flora manipulation
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1097-1101
Number of pages5
JournalTijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume61
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2005

Keywords

  • koemelkallergie
  • atopie

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