Food allergies typically begin in infancy, and can be
life-threatening if not outgrown. They are more common in people
who have other allergies, eczema, hay fever, or asthma. More
than 170 foods have been associated with allergic reactions, but
90% of all cases involve milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish,
shellfish, wheat, or soy. typically begin in infancy, and can be
life-threatening if not outgrown.
Food intolerance can cause discomfort but is generally less
serious. It usually results from the inability to digest or
metabolize a food completely. The symptoms — gas, bloating,
nausea, and diarrhea — overlap those of irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), and food intolerance can trigger episodes of IBS.
Both are on the rise but it's important to know the difference.
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