Pediatric Nutrition & Health and Food Science
Food allergy: the false myths
Carmen Di Scala1,2, Giusy Della Gatta1 Roberto Berni Canani1,2,3,4
1Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Traslazionali; 2CEINGE Biotecnologie Avanzate; 3Laboratorio Europeo per lo Studio delle Malattie Indotte da Alimenti; 4Task Force di Ateneo per gli Studi sul Microbioma, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”
Food allergy (FA), defined as an adverse immune response to food proteins, is a major public health issue due to its increasing prevalence and severity as well as the negative impact on quality of life and medical care costs. Unfortunately, the appropriate management of FA is frequently disturbed by a number of false myths. Were view the most frequent false myths providing the appropriate interpretation of these issues.