Prevalence and characteristics of food allergy and intolerance
This programme of work aims to establish the prevalence of food sensitisation and allergy (both total food allergy and the prevalence to individual foods) in UK infants, children and adults and whether the prevalence has changed over time.
Recent research has focused on the prevalence of allergy in infants. This work has also looked to characterise the clinical symptoms associated with food allergy, with a particular focus on emerging allergens, such as kiwi allergy.
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Saturday 6 August 2005
This project will investigate the prevalence of food allergies and the current infant weaning practices adopted by mothers in the UK
Wednesday 2 April 2003
This project is evaluating the impact of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) report, that recommends atopic mothers avoid peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding, on the prevalence of peanut allergy.
Tuesday 2 March 2004
This project aimed to establish whether the issuing of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) advice has resulted in a change in the incidence of peanut allergy.
Thursday 2 January 2003
This project aims to fully characterise all of the clinical symptoms associated with allergy to kiwi fruit.
Wednesday 4 July 2001
This research project aims to establish how common food allergy is among a group of children between birth and 15 years of age.
Thursday 5 April 2001
This research project aims to describe the clinical characteristics of allergy to kiwi in adults and children.