Early exposure to allergens: A new window of opportunity for non-communicable disease prevention in complementary feeding?

Carlo Agostoni, Emanuela Laicini

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Abstract

Recent findings suggest that an early exposure to dietary antigens may be more protective towards allergy than a later introduction even in high-risk infants. The consequent earlier introduction of food items such as egg yolk and oily fish, together with breastfeeding continuation through the first year, could contribute to reducing protein and increasing fat supply, respectively. These changes might have a role in the overall prevention of non-communicable disorders of adulthood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Breast milk
  • Egg
  • Fish intake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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