NIAID is the lead Institute at the National Institutes of Health for research in food allergy. We are committed to supporting efforts to help better understand, prevent, and manage this disorder that affects approximately 5 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States. Since 2003, NIAID has substantially increased its support for food allergy research, which now spans the spectrum from basic research in allergy and immunology to clinical trials that are testing new strategies to treat and prevent food allergy.
Media Availability: NIH-Funded Study Suggests Potential to Predict Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Outcomes—Jan. 25, 2016
Food Allergy Awareness Week 2015—May 11, 2015
Media Availability: NIH-Funded Researchers Identify Genetic Region Associated with Peanut Allergy—Feb. 24, 2015
Study Finds Peanut Consumption in Infancy Prevents Peanut Allergy—Feb. 23, 2015
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Last Updated January 25, 2016