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Radical New Treatment For Food Allergies

 

Dr. Kari Nadeau, Pediatric Allergist and Iimmunologist, in Palo Alto, Ca., funded by SAFAR,  initiated a trial to determine if patients could be desensitized to more than one food allergen at a time.  ”More than 1/3 of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.”

“The current studies at Stanford are in the analysis phase. The next and final phase of Nadeau’s multiallergy trial, which is in development, will very likely involve more patients and take place at multiple allergy centers across the country. Then, if that is successful and the treatment is approved by the F.D.A., it may eventually become standard. Research in Nadeau’s lab has found that treating allergies actually changes the genes by epigenetics (a chemical modification of the genes that does not affect the actual DNA sequence), so desensitizing children may reduce the likelihood that they will pass on the disease to their children.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/can-a-radical-new-treatment-save-children-with-severe-allergies.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0&goback=%2Egde_1084857_member_221747957

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