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Food: Risks from foods including food contamination.
Introduction: The primary risk of disease from food comes from contamination leading to food poisoning or other disease contagion. Also common are food intolerances such as lactose intolerance. However, a surprising number of other conditions can come from food related aspects.

Condition count: 38; see list of conditions below.
Risk factor subtypes: seafood (9), shellfish (4), contaminated food (32)
Related risk factors: water (29), diet (37), fat (9), salt (6), protein (1), caffeine (2), alcohol (36), plants (7), animals (45), fish (9)
Risk factor classes: Contaminated food (32)

Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Food: Diseases list

The following list of medical conditions have 'Food' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:



  • Botulism food poisoning ... tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, tinned fish, tinned food, tinned raw meats
  • Brucellosis ... unpasteurized milk, contaminated milk, undercooked meat





  • Food poisoning ... uncooked hot dogs, sliced deli meats, raw oysters, undercooked animal products, soft French style cheeses, pates, unpasteurized juices



  • Leptospirosis ... fish workers
  • Listeriosis ... uncooked hot dogs, sliced deli meats, undercooked animal products, soft French style cheeses, pates, unpasteurized juices
  • Liver cancer ... Aflatoxin




  • Q fever ... infected animal milk, unpasteurized milk




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  • Travel
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  • travel to Asia ... type of Travel
  • travel to developing countries ... type of Travel
  • travel to known SARS hotspots ... type of Travel
  • travelling ... see Travel
  • Tropical areas
  • tropical climate ... type of Tropical areas

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