FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2021, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (17): 282-290.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-20200709-134

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Dietary Structure and Components Affect Food Allergy through Regulating Intestinal Microflora: A Review of the Literature

LIU Yixiang, MA Yu, LI Donghui, WANG Yanbo, FU Linglin, LIU Guangming   

  1. (1. College of Food and Biological Engineering, Jimei University, Xiamen 361021, China;2. School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China)
  • Published:2021-09-29

Abstract: A growing body of research suggests that intestinal flora can affect the occurrence and development of food allergies by modifying food allergens and regulating intestinal mucosal immune balance and barrier function. This article reviews the effects of dietary structures and components on intestinal microflora, discusses the relationships between the changes of intestinal microflora and intestinal epithelial immune response and reveals the mechanism of action by which dietary components affect food allergy by specifically regulating intestinal microorganisms. Understanding the regulatory effect of dietary components on intestinal microorganisms is of great significance to clarify the role of dietary habits and structure in the occurrence and development of food allergies and more broadly to provide scientific dietary guidance for people with food allergies.

Key words: dietary structure; dietary composition; food allergy; intestinal flora

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