Future in management of food allergies – recent achievements

digital illustration antibodiesFood allergies are very common in children (6-8%) and sometimes they can even be life-threatening. Also, the quality of life of young patients and their families is severely affected. Currently, therapy of allergy is limited to avoidance of allergens and “rescue” pharmacological treatment. More and more doctors believe that the future is in active approach to the problem. Anticipatory testing, early introduction of potential food allergens, and active tolerance induction are the basis of the new model of treatment. Read full text »

Epidemic of rural obesity

The latest study from the United States of America and Polish studies confirm that the villagers are more at risk of obesity than city dwellers. The newest report published in the National Rural Health Association’s Fall 2012 Journal of Rural Health proved that Americans inhabiting rural areas are more obese than inhabiting the city. Place of residence can play an important role in the obesity epidemic. Read full text »

Diet and bacteria – The Latest division of human gut microbiome

In May 2011, researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Meyerhofstrasse published a research in which they proposed division of intestinal flora into three enterotypes. Shortly after that, already in August 2011, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania classified existing enterotypes to specified diet in which they occur. The discovery was added to the list of the Top Scientific Discoveries of 2011 by The Science Magazine. Read full text »