Potentials of probiotics in the treatment of food allergy – a review

https://doi.org/10.17221/200/2013-CJFSCitation:Patel A., Shah N. (2014): Potentials of probiotics in the treatment of food allergy – a review. Czech J. Food Sci., 32: 205-212.
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Food allergy is an adverse immune response to some proteins in some foods. Probiotic, health promoting bacteria have gained much importance because of their innumerable benefits, particularly in the treatment of diarrhea, hypercholesterolemia, atopic dermatitis, eczema, and gastrointestinal disorders by strengthening the immune system. The current paper reviews recent advances made in the treatment of food allergy through employing probiotic or synbiotic therapy. The results of several reports are very promising suggesting probiotics can influence the immune system to curtail the allergic responses.
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