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Potential links between the emerging risk factors for food allergy and vitamin D status

journal contribution
posted on 2012-06-01, 00:00 authored by Peter VuillerminPeter Vuillermin, A L Ponsonby, A Kemp, K Allen
A variety of hypotheses have been proposed to explain the recently described increase in food allergy among children living in developed countries. In this study, we summarize the emerging risk factors for IgE-mediated food allergy in early life, and then review the evidence for and against an association between low vitamin status (VDS) and food allergy.

We consider whether each of the epidemiological variables that have been associated with food allergy may also be associated with VDS; and argue that future studies must adequately account for the potential relationships between risk factors for food allergy and VDS, and must also discriminate between vitamin D derived by sun exposure, diet and oral supplementation.

History

Journal

Clinical and experimental allergy

Volume

43

Issue

6

Pagination

599 - 607

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing

Location

Chichester, Eng;and

ISSN

0954-7894

eISSN

1365-2222

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal