Common food allergies
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Common food allergies

Brigid McKevith Nutrition scientists, British Nutrition Foundation, London
Hannah Theobald Nutrition scientists, British Nutrition Foundation, London

The incidence of allergic disease, including food allergy, appears to be increasing in the UK (Gupta et al 2003). Although any food has the potential to cause an allergic reaction, certain foods are more common causes of allergy than others. If diagnosed, food allergy is manageable. Correct diagnosis is important to ensure optimal management and a nutritionally balanced diet.

Nursing Standard. 19, 29, 39-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.03.19.29.39.c3832

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b.mckevith@nutrition.org.uk

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