The rise of food allergy: Environmental factors and emerging treatments

  title={The rise of food allergy: Environmental factors and emerging treatments},
  author={Sara Bened{\'e} and Ana B Bl{\'a}zquez and David C.-H. Chiang and Leticia Tordesillas and M Cecilia Berin},
Food allergy has rapidly increased in prevalence, suggesting an important role for environmental factors in disease susceptibility. The immune response of food allergy is characterized by IgE production, and new findings from mouse and human studies indicate an important role of the cytokine IL-9, which is derived from both T cells and mast cells, in disease manifestations. Emerging evidence suggests that route of exposure to food, particularly peanut, is important. Exposure through the skin… CONTINUE READING
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