Age at introduction to complementary solid food and food allergy and sensitization: A systematic review and meta-analysis
John A Burgess, Shyamali C Dharmage, Katrina Allen, Jennifer Koplin, Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Robert Boyle, Nilakshi Waidyatillake, Caroline J Lodge
CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY | WILEY | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: An infant's age at introduction of complementary solids may contribute to food allergy. We aimed to synthesize the literature on the association between age at introduction of complementary solids, excluding milk products, and food allergy and sensitization. DESIGN: We searched the electronic databases PubMed and EMBASE (January 1946-February 2017) using solid food, allergy and sensitization terms. METHODS: Two authors selected papers according to inclusion criteria, identifying 16 cohort studies, 1 case-control study and 8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Pooled effects across studies were estimated using random-effects meta-analysis. RESULTS: Cohort studies-In..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC (Australia) as part of the Centre of Research Excellence Food and Allergy Research
The study was funded by the NHMRC (Australia) as part of the Centre of Research Excellence Food and Allergy Research, Grant number APP1041420.