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Food allergy: adverse immune response to a food protein. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Food allergy, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy. One out of three people either say that they have a food allergy or that they modify the family diet because a family member is suspected of having a food allergy. But only about three percent of children have clinically proven allergic reactions to foods. In adults, the prevalence of food allergy drops to about one percent of the total population. (Source: excerpt from Food Allergy and Intolerances, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point.... (Source: excerpt from Food Allergy and Intolerances, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
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