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NEW STUDY: Multi-allergen Powder Proven to Cut back Incidence of Meals All


A lately revealed examine by Nishimura et al examined the early introduction of a number of meals to younger infants with eczema – the main danger issue for meals allergy symptoms. The authors discovered that feeding very small quantities of a number of meals over simply 12 weeks safely decreased the incidence of meals allergy at 18 months. The examine additionally had a 98% examine completion charge, which the authors attributed to the comfort of a powder that might be simply fed daily.

“This gave the impression to be as a result of the powder within the bag might be given simply to the child daily. Thus, the primary benefit of our meals allergy prevention methodology was the convenience of compliance.”

Examine Overview: 

A randomized, placebo-controlled examine evaluating the efficacy of incremental quantities of a number of meals allergens in infants for the prevention of meals allergy.


Infants between 3-4 months of age with a analysis of eczema have been enrolled and randomly assigned 1:1 to obtain both a placebo powder (PP) or combined powder (MP) containing very small quantities of six allergenic meals:

  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Wheat
  • Soybeans
  • Buckwheat
  • Peanuts

Infants fed the MP got small, step-wise quantities of the six allergens over the course of 12 weeks.

study design overview: 2.5 mg for 2 weeks, 7.5 mg for 2 weeks, 20 mg for 8 weeks
On the finish of the 12-week intervention, members have been clinically evaluated and instructed on how one can proceed with feeding based mostly on Japanese pointers. Extra medical evaluations and blood assessments, together with food-specific IgE ranges to the 6 meals proteins fed to infants, have been collected at 11-13 months. At 18 months of age, members returned for medical evaluation.

Outcomes from the examine demonstrated:

  • Total, meals allergy episodes within the group given combined powder have been fewer and IgE ranges particular to egg white have been considerably decrease in comparison with the placebo powder group
  • Feeding very small quantities of a number of meals from 3-4 months of age can safely cut back the incident of meals allergy in high-risk youngsters with eczema and present that interventions with low doses and quick period are efficient
  • The excessive completion charge of this examine (98%) means that the comfort of the mode of administration (prepackaged, small amount, quick period) facilitated compliance, which is anticipated to translate effectively into real-world expertise

The authors conclude that, “meals allergy prophylaxis could also be notably efficient in youngsters with early meals sensitization.”


Nishimura T, Fukazawa M, Fukuoka Ok, et al. Early introduction of very small quantities of a number of meals to infants: A randomized trial [published online ahead of print, 2022 Mar 30]. Allergol Int. 2022;S1323-8930(22)00011-9. doi:10.1016/j.alit.2022.03.001