An interview with Dr Kari Nadeu, Director of the Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research (SAFAR) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, aired this evening on the NPR radio show “Fresh Air” hosted by Terry Gross. The 14+ minute interview covered a range of topics including the explosion in the incidence of food allergies and epigenetics, the study of gene expression caused by outside factors in the environment.
Dr Nadeu is at the forefront of food allergy research and during the interview briefly touches upon her work with the desensitization of multiple food allergies simultaneously through oral immunotherapy (OIT). One out of every 13 children now has a food allergy and, of them, 30% are allergic to multiple foods.
Click here to listen to a podcast of the show.