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Special Issue "Nutrition, Diet, and Allergic Diseases"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).
Dr. Daniel Munblit Website E-Mail
Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College London, London, UK; Department of Paediatrics & Infectious diseases, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russian Federation
Interests: allergy (prevention); systematic review; breastfeeding; epigenetic regulation; fatty acids; folic acid; human milk; microbiome; nutrition; oligosaccharides; pregnancy; probiotics and prebiotics
In the last decade, substantial progress has been made in our understanding of the impact that early life environmental and nutritional changes can have on the future health of all organ systems. In particular, there is accumulating evidence to show that early-life dietary exposures significantly contribute to the rise in childhood allergic diseases. Many studies have addressed the effect of diet and specific nutrients during pregnancy and the early postnatal period, including prebiotics, oligosaccharides, symbiotic, polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, folate and vitamin D, on the development of allergies and have documented effects on immune function, as well as metabolic programming. In addition, there is increasing interest on the role of breastfeeding habits as well as breastmilk composition in relation to the development of allergic sensitisation and allergic disease and modulation of intestinal microbiota. An improved understanding of nutritional programming of immune health, nutritional epigenetics modification of gene expression and subsequent disease risk, and the metabolic processes sensitive to nutritional exposures in early life may lead to effective dietary prevention strategies that can reduce the burden of allergic diseases.
This Special Issue, “Nutrition, Diet and Allergic Diseases”, provides an overview of recent developments related to nutrition and diet during pregnancy and the early childhood and the development and management of allergic diseases.
Prof. Diego Peroni
Dr. Pasquale Comberiati
Dr. Daniel Munblit
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- Atopic Dermatitis
- Epigenetic Regulation
- Fatty Acids
- Folic Acid
- Food Allergy
- Human Milk
- Immune Programming
- Metabolic Programming
- Vitamin D