Food allergies are individualistic adverse reactions, mediated by abnormal responses of the immune system to specific proteins contained in certain foods. Food allergies affect only a small percentage of the population. The symptoms of IgE-mediated food allergies range from mild to severe and life-threatening. Peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, milk, eggs, soybeans, and wheat are the most common causes of IgE-mediated food allergies. IgE-mediated food allergies are treated with specific avoidance diets.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Food and Health|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Sep 14 2015|
- Avoidance diet
- Food allergy
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