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3/18/2009: Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Health
According to the Merck Manual: Food allergy is an exaggerated immune response to dietary proteins. Food allergy should be distinguished from nonimmune reactions to food (eg, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, infectious gastroenteritis) and reactions to additives (eg, monosodium glutamate, metabisulfite,