June 8th – 12th 2015
Food can give Adverse Reactions: Food Allergy and Intolerance can lead to Hypersensitivity reactions affecting susceptible individuals, but are commonly confused. Food Allergy is dependent on an immune mechanism; all the other conditions are Food Intolerance. The Food Allergy recognizes two main and different immune mechanisms: IgE-mediated and Cell-mediated (i.e. Celiac disease). Enzymatic Intolerance relates only to diseases (i.e. lactose intolerance) caused by the absence or severe reduction of digestive enzymes and is a genetically conditioned disease. The treatment of Food Allergy and Intolerance is symptomatic; the prevention is based on exclusion diets of allergenic food.
The purpose of this summer school is to investigate the problem of food allergy or intolerance. The lectures will address the topic from different approaches: a); foods containing lactose and gluten; b) differences between allergy and intolerance; c) biomarkers used as diagnostic tools; d) nutritional problem correlated to food allergy and intolerance in adult and pediatric age; e) focus on Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity; f) allergenic ingredients and consumer information, legal issues and secure food preparation.
Prof.ssa Paola Palestini
May 15, 2015
University students enrolled in the second year of graduate scientific courses (Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Food Technology) in the academic year 2014-2015