Food Allergies and Intolerances

Steve L. Taylor, Joseph L. Baumert

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Food allergies and intolerances affect a small but significant portion of the population. Symptoms can range from mildly annoying to severe and life -threatening. The true food allergies present the biggest risk because symptoms can occasionally be quite severe and the threshold dose of the offending food needed to provoke a reaction is quite small. The only management strategy for individuals with food allergies and intolerances is the specific avoidance of the offending food. Development of safe and effective avoidance diets can be quite difficult for individuals with true food allergies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPresent Knowledge in Nutrition
Subtitle of host publicationTenth Edition
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780470959176
StatePublished - Jun 18 2012


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  • Classification of individualistic adverse reactions to foods
  • Exercise-induced food allergies
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Food allergies and intolerances, affecting populations
  • Food idiosyncrasies, adverse reactions through unknown mechanisms
  • IgE-mediated food allergy mechanism
  • International lists, common allergenic foods
  • Processing on allergenicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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