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Food allergies and intolerances

Up to 20 per cent of the general population believes that they have an adverse reaction to one or more foods. However, research shows that the real figure is around one per cent.

In certain sectors of the population, such as infants and young children, the true incidence of food allergies and intolerances may be greater than 3-8 percent.

Infants are particularly vulnerable to the development of food allergies, probably because of the immaturity of their digestive tract and immune system.

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What causes allergies?
Detecting and managing allergies
What causes food intolerances?
Lactose intolerance