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Food allergy and food intolerance now affects a growing number of people all over the world. This has led to much research into this phenomenon to provide a better understanding and to help in the management of various associated conditions.
Research in this field is aimed at elucidating:
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases supports a variety of clinical trials in the area of food allergy.
Founded in 2005, this organization currently focuses on earlier promising results of its studies on the genetic basis of food allergy, as well as research into food-allergy associated eosinophilic esophagitis.
It is interested in finding out more about how food allergies emerge and how tolerance is built up. Immunologic therapies are explored. Markers of eosinophilic esophagitis are under study to understand if they are related to IgE antibody-associated food allergy.
This program conducts research on the molecular basis of food allergy by trials conducted at 15 centers all over the US. It aims to throw light on the whole process of immunologic food reactions, from mechanism to prevention.
This group of researchers has been studying new ways to induce tolerance to allergenic foods, as well as in other forms of hypersensitivity, since 1999. At present it is conducting two trials meant to elucidate how food allergies arise in early life, and whether immunotherapy can be successfully extended to include prophylactic early exposure to certain allergens such as peanuts.
This group is exploring the relationship between food allergy and the development of asthma in later life, in children who live in environments with a high rate of asthmatic disease.
Beginning in 2008, this program focuses on encouraging newer research which is expected to have a significant effect on the world of food allergy, and conducted by new researchers.
These projects are funded by several organizations including NIAID, the Food Allergy Initiative, and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initially.
Research initiatives may include work on the identification of potential allergenic foods by means of their specific proteins, and being able to predict severe reactions by means of the identified precipitating factors.
Some of the major food allergy research is funded by grants provided by FARE, the Food Allergy Research and Education organization. It sponsors research on the causes of food allergy, the impact of this condition on the economic and psychological scenario, as well as therapies to reduce this impact.
This has a program, the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP), which focuses on providing reliable data on which foods provoke true allergies, information on genetically modified foods and helping to label and identify food products for consumer safety.