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- DescriptionIn Western societies the incidence and prevalence of respiratory and food-related allergies have increased rapidly over the past decades. Changes in life style are thought to be involved in this increase, namely hygiene, child vaccination, housing insulation and food consumption patterns. This book reflects the current ideas for future possibilities of allergy prevention, using integrated and multidisciplinary strategies and covering the entire kwledge framework from comprehensive fundamental research to implementation into society.
- Author BiographyPreface: Introduction: 1. Future developments in allergy prevention: a matter of integrating medical, natural and social sciences.- The medical and molecular context: 2. Induction and regulation of allergen-specific IgE .-3.Preventive vaccination against allergy: paternal allergen immunization protects offspring.- 4.Controlling processing in complex food systems: a potential route to food-allergy prevention.- 5.Plant protein families as a basis for predicting the allergenicity of food proteins.- 6.Can cross-reactivity studies enable generic allergy prevention? .- The food production chain and novel foods: 7.The food production chain and novel foods: introduction .- 8.Novel foods and novel processing techniques as threats and challenges to a hypersensitive world.-9.Tracking and tracing for allergen-free food production chains .- 10.Prediction of the potential allergenicity of novel proteins.-11.Production of hypoallergenic plant foods by selection, breeding and genetic modification.- 12.In silico prediction of potential allergenicity of proteins according to the FAO/WHO guidelines with the help of Allermatch .- The living and occupational environment: 13.Low-pollen-allergen ryegrasses: towards a continent free of hay fever?.- 14.Strategies for prevention and mitigation of hay fever.- 5.Prevention of occupational allergies .-People and society:16.Allergy between the ears? .-17.Economic impact of allergy prevention.- 18.Communication needs and food allergy: an analysis of stakeholder views.- 19.Allergy prevention: consumer perspectives.- 20. The patient's voice in allergy prevention.
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication01/01/2006
- SubjectLife Sciences: General
- Series TitleWageningen UR Frontis Series
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 10
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Notebiography
- Weight482 g
- Width210 mm
- Height297 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byHarry J. Wichers,Huub F.J. Savelkoul,Ludd J.W.J. Glissen,Robert J. Bogers
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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