hypoallergenic


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hypoallergenic

(hī′pō-ăl′ər-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction: hypoallergenic cosmetics.

hypoallergenic

[-al′ərjen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, hypo, under, allos, other, ergein, to work
having a lowered potential for producing an allergic reaction.

hy·po·al·ler·gen·ic

(hīpō-alĕr-jenik)
Property of a substance or material that indicates it does not elicit a hypersensitivity reaction; may also denote various chemicals in clinical use.
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And there are no regulators--only your own informed diligence--making sure that a product marketed as hypoallergenic has any fewer ingredients or less-harmful ingredients than any other ordinary shampoo.
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Pierre Donck, Product Manager Rice Derivatives at Beneo, comments: "With a strong heritage in rice starches, Beneo rice derivatives are used worldwide as hypoallergenic texturisers from nature to improve the mouth-feel, shelf life and structure of food products.
Despite the formula being recommended in public health guidelines set out by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, the new study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found there was no benefit in using hypoallergenic (partially hydrolysed whey) formula to prevent allergies in high-risk infants up to seven years of age, compared to a conventional cow's milk based formula.
Lead author David Hill said: "Our findings do not support the role of hypoallergenic formula for the prevention of allergic disease.
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