UK toddler diets contain, on average, only 27% of the reference nutrient intake (RNI) for vitamin D* and concern about the associated detrimental health effects is growing. Click here to find out more. *Bates B et al. National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Headline results from Years 1 and 2 (combined) of the Rolling Programme: London: HMSO, 2010
Food allergy and intolerance
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Food allergies are adverse immune reactions to food proteins and are more common in infants than adults. They differ from food intolerances, which do not involve the immune system and instead may be due to a physiological inability to digest a food due to the lack of a specific enzyme, for example lactose intolerance, or as a result of a pharmacological reaction to substances, like caffeine. Read on to find out more about the differences between food allergies and intolerances, how an allergic reaction occurs and how food allergy is diagnosed and managed.
Food hypersensitivity Intolerance or Allergy? The terms intolerance and allergy are often used and often incorrectly used interchangeably. They have different meanings for different people. A new way of classifying food intolerance and food allergy has been suggested. How do you ...Symptoms & diagnosis Symptoms of food allergy and intoleranceDiagnosis
History (medical and diet)
Skin tests: SPT, prick to prick, Atopy patch test
...The risk factors Risk factors involved in the development of allergy 1. Genetic If one or both parents have an allergy there is a greater chance of the child developing that allergy 2. Environment Environmental risk factors contribute to the development of an allergy:
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