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2009-08-06 05:00:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an article published in Scientific America, a study of potentially fatal food-triggered disease has uncovered a process that may contribute to many autoimmune disorders. The epidemiology of celiac disease that once was thought to be in the rage of 1 in 10,000 is now known to be in the neighborhood of 1 in 133, although not all individuals with the disease face the same set of symptoms that makes celiac and other food-related...

2009-07-14 05:00:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A study in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests drinking fat-free milk in the morning may be better than drinking juice to stave off morning hunger. However, the study only looks at feeling full, not weight loss or, more importantly, body composition (fat to muscle ratio). Additionally, many people are intolerant to proteins in milk, or lactose intolerant, which can cause chronic activation of the immune...

2009-06-25 17:34:45

Italian researchers report a U.S. food intolerance test helped treat patients with digestive or skin problems. The only therapy for the patients in the study was avoiding foods shown to cause inappropriate immune activation through the use of the intolerance/sensitivity test, the researchers said. At the annual Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Warsaw, Poland, the researchers of the University of Pavia Polyclinic San Mateo in Italy reported significant...

2009-06-22 05:00:00

Asthma and allergy sufferers have an alternative to Singulair and Zicam - The ALCAT Test WARSAW, Poland, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week the FDA knocked the wind out of asthmatics by requesting the manufacturers of Singulair, a popular leukotriene blocking asthma and allergy drug, to upgrade their warning against psychotic side effects. Further respiratory distress was imposed on Zicam users when the FDA also last week announced warnings that the drug may cause a loss of smell. What's an...

2009-05-05 05:00:00

Food Intolerance Testing: Natural Alternative to Hydroxycut? DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The country's estimated 50 million dieters were dealt a body blow on Friday when the FDA declared Hydroxycut (containing hydroxycitric acid, a purported liver toxin) unsafe for human consumption and warned users to immediately stop using the product. Millions of dieters were taking Hydroxycut. With increasing awareness that being even slightly overweight increases the risk of diabetes,...

2009-04-06 05:00:00

Researchers confirm the benefit of The ALCAT Test to help chronic symptoms such as obesity, IBS, migraine and arthritis. DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical researchers from Dubai today reported in the April '09 edition of the Middle East Journal of Family Medicine (The Effect of The ALCAT Test Diet Therapy for Food Sensitivity in Patient's With Obesity) that patients unable to achieve goal weight loss by calorie restriction alone were significantly aided in their attempts...

2009-03-17 17:20:43

Black male children may have a greater risk of having a food allergy, a U.S. food sensitivity study of more than 8,000 found. The national survey included 8,203 people, who tested positive for the allergen antibody linked to possible issues with eggs, milk, peanuts and shrimp. The sensitivity levels to these potential food allergens was then tested in all participants. The researchers estimated that 2.55 percent of the general population has food allergies -- most often to shrimp and peanuts...

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2008-12-01 09:07:56

A team of scientists from across Europe are embarking on new research to develop a treatment for food allergy. "Food allergy affects around 10 million EU citizens and there is no cure," says Dr Clare Mills of the Institute of Food Research, a lead partner in the Food Allergy Specific Therapy (FAST) research project. "All people with food allergy can do is avoid the foods to which they are allergic. The threat of severe anaphylaxis has a great impact on their quality of life." Attempted...

2008-10-23 06:00:07

By Liz Szabo Experts say they can't explain why the number of children with food allergies has increased 18% in the past decade. About 4% of people under 18 -- or 3 million children -- had food allergies in 2007, according to a report released Wednesday from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 9,500 a year were hospitalized for food allergies from 2004 to 2006 -- more than 3 1/2 times as many as in 1998 to 2000, the...

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2008-09-30 16:10:00

The level of knowledge and understanding of children with food allergies varies significantly across three key groups: pediatricians and family physicians, the general public and families who have a child with food allergies. The article describing the new findings was published in the September issue of BioMed Central Pediatrics. The research group, led by Ruchi Gupta, MD MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Memorial...


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