Prebiotics for the prevention of allergies: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials

@article{CuelloGarcia2017PrebioticsFT,
  title={Prebiotics for the prevention of allergies: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Carlos A. Cuello-Garcia and Alessandro Giovanni Fiocchi and Ruby Pawankar and Juan Jos{\'e} Yepes-Nuñez and Gian Paolo Morgano and Y Zhang and Arnav Agarwal and Shreyas P. Gandhi and Luigi M. Terracciano and Holger J. Schünemann and Jan L. Brożek},
  journal={Clinical \& Experimental Allergy},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={1468 - 1477}
}
Prevalence of allergic diseases in infants is approximately 10% reaching 20 to 30% in those with an allergic first‐degree relative. Prebiotics are selectively fermented food ingredients that allow specific changes in composition/activity of the gastrointestinal microflora. They modulate immune responses, and their supplementation has been proposed as an intervention to prevent allergies. 
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