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The teen’s parents from Pret’s allergies organized clinical trials to find a cure

This is local London: a handout published by the Natasha Allergy Foundation (Allergy Research Foundation).

Two parentswho lost their teenage daughter because of her presence allergic reaction yes a Pret a Manger baguette, set up a pioneering court in order to “do food history of allergies.

Tanya and Nadim Ednan-LaPerouse began a trial to investigate whether it is possible to use publicly available peanut and dairy products taken under medical supervision as a treatment for people with food allergies.

The couple lost theirs 15-year-old daughter Natasha in 2016 suffered a severe allergic reaction to sesame seeds in a baguette Pre.

Natasha bought artichokes, olives and baguettes from the tapenade Pret shop at Heathrow Airport before departure for Nice with his father.

Sandwich had no recommendations for allergens on its wrapper because since it was made indoors, it is not required by law.

Handout by Natasha Allergy Research Foundation (Natasha Allergy Research Foundation / PA)

In October 2021, a new food safety law, known as “Natasha’s law”- was brought with the requirement of full labeling of ingredients and allergens on all food produced indoors.

What will be considered in the process?

A new three-year study of oral immunotherapy (OIT), funded by the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, will be conducted under the direction of the University of Southampton and the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

They will collaborate with Imperial College London, Leicester NHS Trust University Hospitals, the University of Newcastle and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The £ 2.2 million test hopes to show that people with food allergies may no longer have to avoid foods with low allergens due to production, and be able to eat popular foods such as cakes, curries and pizza.

In December 2021, the NHS supported Palforzia, a treatment to reduce the severity of reactions to peanuts, including anaphylaxis.

Patients receive a monthly dose, which allows you to carefully build tolerance over time.

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In contrast, a new test will consider whether it is possible to use everyday foods to treat thousands of people with allergies.

The study will recruit 216 people between the ages of three and 23 with allergies to cow’s milk and between the ages of 6 and 23 with allergies to peanuts.

After the first 12 months of desensitization under strict medical supervision, participants will be observed for another two years to obtain more long-term data.

What did the parents say in court?

Mr. Ednan-LaPerouse said: “This is an important first step in our mission to make food allergy history.

“The goal is to save lives and prevent serious hospitalizations by offering lifelong protection against severe allergic reactions to foods.

“We are pleased that the food consortium is supporting our work with donations to help fund this study.

“The study aims to close a gap in the study of oral immunotherapy by proving that everyday products can be used as a practical treatment for children and young people with allergies at a fraction of the cost for the NHS.

“If successful, it will enable the NHS to provide cost-effective treatment for people living with food allergies, using oral immunotherapy.

“This will allow people, after desensitization under clinical supervision, to control their lives and stay safe from allergies by using store-bought products rather than expensive pharmaceuticals.”

Mrs. Ednan-LaPerouse said: “We have decided that Natasha’s death will not be in vain.

“After the successful implementation of Natasha’s Law, which brought new ingredients and allergen labeling, we are pleased to announce Natasha’s first clinical trial.”

Hassan Arshad, a professor of allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Southampton, said: “This project provides a unique opportunity to establish immunotherapy as a practical treatment that will allow people with food allergies to live a normal life.”

Co-principal researcher Dr Paul Turner, a professor of pediatric allergy and clinical immunology at Imperial College London, said: “This study heralds a new era for the active treatment of food allergies.

“For too long we’ve been telling people to just avoid foods they’re allergic to.

“It’s not a cure, and people with food allergies and their families deserve better.”


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