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Tick Bites Related To Meat Allergies
2012-06-21 07:33:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Beware of tick bites, meat lovers! Researchers recently reported a link between bites by Lone Star ticks and meat allergies. Over 1,500 Americans are affected by food allergy galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (otherwise known as alpha-gal), according to two allergists from the University of Virginia. Specifically, if saliva enters the wound, it may initiate an allergic reaction to meat. As a result, even the most die-hard carnivores will want to convert to...

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2010-03-01 06:29:30

According to a U.S. study, eating meat may be a much more common trigger for severe and possibly deadly allergic reactions -- known as anaphylaxis -- than originally believed. A compound found in meat may be the culprit for severe allergic reactions that people cannot pinpoint where they came from. Researchers studied 60 patients with anaphylaxis and found that the compound alpha-galactose, found in meats, may have triggered the mysterious allergies in some of those patients. They found...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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