Allergies: cow’s milk Protein gives farm protection
For years, it is disputed whether the milk of health does more harm or good. For example, there is evidence that cow’s milk inflammation can cause. On the other hand, it provides vital nutrients such as calcium. And you can protect against allergies, a study has shown.
The incidence of allergic diseases has increased, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) since the 1970s in countries with a Western life style. The experts estimated that more than 20 percent of children and more than 30 percent of adults are diagnosed in the course of your life in at least one allergic disease. To protect yourself from allergies, it can be a new study suggests that is reasonable to consume at a young age cow’s milk.
Milk is full of important nutrients
Even if there are some indications that milk could be harmful to health, the rates of many experts to the regular cow’s milk consumption. Finally, it contains high-quality protein, easily digestible fat, and good for the body to useable carbohydrates in the Form of the milk sugar lactose, says the Federal center for nutrition (BZfE).
Particularly significant is the high content of the minerals calcium and phosphorus substances, the water-soluble vitamins of the B group (especially Vitamin B2), as well as the fat-soluble vitamins A and D.
A specific Protein in cow’s milk has an impact on human health. A recent study from Austria has shown that this can protect against allergies.
Key molecule for the so-called farm protection
As the Medical University (MedUni) writes of Vienna, in a communication, as proven by numerous studies, both Growing up on a farm, as well as the Drinking of unprocessed, natural cow’s milk protects in the first years of life prior to the development of immunoglobulin E (IgE), which are responsible for allergic symptoms.
In a recent study, under the direction of Franziska Roth-Walter, Erika Jensen-Jarolim from the Institute for pathophysiology and Allergy research at the MedUni Vienna and the inter-University Messerli research Institute – a joint facility of the Vetmeduni Vienna, the MedUni Vienna and the Vienna University – and now it could be shown that a cows secreted Protein, Beta-Laktoglobulin, which is also found in milk, is a key molecule for the so-called farm protection against allergies.
The study was published recently in the journal “Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology” (JACI).
Rural environment trains the immune system
The rural environment trains the human immune system. Children playing in the cowshed, and non-dairy worked to drink, to suffer, according to the experts, less likely to have allergies and Asthma. This effect is referred to as the farm protection.
In laboratory and animal model studies, the Austrian research team showed that Beta-Laktoglobulin, if its natural ligands, such as plant pigments from green Grass, to help, prevent allergies. In contrast, the Protein behaved without its natural ligand, such as an Allergen.
“The anti-allergic properties of natural Beta-Laktoglobulin can be explained by the fact that this Protein, its ligands targeted to the immune defense cells and this inflammation prevents. The natural ligands also prevent IgE-antibodies to Beta-Laktoglobulin-dock Protein, which this should be tolerated by milk-allergic children better,“ says Roth-Walter.
New key molecule for the protective effect
The study presents, therefore, with the cow-Protein Beta-Laktoglobulin, a new molecule that, according to the experts, together with its natural ligands for the farm-protective effect against allergies of interest.
Circumstances that can lead to a loss of or a deficiency of these ligands through, for example, the industrial processing of milk or poor animal feed quality, can be used to turn the well-tolerated milk protein Beta-Laktoglobulin, however, in an Allergen.
“Our study gives hope that the farm can be made Allergy protective effect of viable and used, in order to prevent the Allergy epidemic,” said Erika Jensen-Jarolim. (ad)