Allergy

The global prevalence of allergy is steadily rising, with around 30-40% of the world’s population now affected by one or more allergic conditions1,2. Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMA) is one of the most common childhood allergies, affecting up to 5% of infants and children.3 Beyond the clinical symptoms, allergy can have a major impact on the quality of life of patients and their families, as well as being an ongoing economic burden on healthcare services.4-7 Nutricia Research is committed to finding new and innovative ways to reduce the allergy burden and help people live longer, healthier lives. Within the allergy field, we focus on how the right nutrition during early life can have an impact on allergy development, allergy management and overall immune health.

References:
1. Prescott SL. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;131(1):23-30.
2. Pawankar R, et al. World Allergy Organisation (WAO): White book on allergy. Wisconsin: World Allergy Organisation, 2011.
3. Fiocchi A, et al. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2010;3(4):57-161.
4. Gupta R. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013;167:1026-31.
5. Patel DA. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;128:110-5.
6. Sladkevicius E and Guest JF. J Med Econom. 2010;13:273-83.
7. Sladkevicius E et al. J Med Econom. 2010;13:119-28.