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Food intolerance


  • Here are entered works on difficulties digesting certain foods, which lead to physical symptoms. Works on immune responses to specific foods are entered under [Food allergy.] Works on the toxic effects of food containing naturally poisonous substances or toxic chemical residues are entered under [Food--Toxicology.]

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  • Variants

    • Food hypersensitivity, Non-allergic
    • Food sensitivity
    • Intolerance, Food
    • Non-allergic food hypersensitivity
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Shreffler, W.G. Understanding your food allergies and intolerances, 2012.
    • found: Thom, D. Coping with food intolerances, c2002.
    • found: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology WWW site, April 3, 2013(A food intolerance, or a food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food. This can lead to symptoms such as intestinal gas, abdominal pain or diarrhea. A food intolerance is sometimes confused with or mislabeled as a food allergy. Food intolerances involve the digestive system. Food allergies involve the immune system.)
    • found: WebMD, Sept. 27, 2013:Food allergy, or something else? (common symptoms of food intolerance: gas, cramps, bloating, heartburn, headaches, irritability or nervousness, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 27, 2013:(Food intolerance or non-allergic food hypersensitivity is a term used widely for varied physiological responses associated with a particular food, or compound found in a range of foods. Food intolerance can present with symptoms affecting the skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract (GIT) either individually or in combination. On the skin may include skin rashes, urticaria (hives), angioedema, dermatitis, and eczema.)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on difficulties digesting certain foods, which lead to physical symptoms. Works on immune responses to specific foods are entered under [Food allergy.] Works on the toxic effects of food containing naturally poisonous substances or toxic chemical residues are entered under [Food--Toxicology.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Food allergy; Food--Toxicology]
  • Change Notes

    • 2013-04-10: new
    • 2013-10-24: revised
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