Food intolerance: a community survey

  title={Food intolerance: a community survey},
  author={Michael Leslie Burr and Terry G. Merrett},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  pages={217 - 219}
1. A questionnaire inquiring about food intolerance was sent to a random sample of the electorate in a small South Wales town. Replies were received from 170 men and 305 women, the response rates being 87 and 93% respectively. 2. Adverse effects of some food were reported by 19% of men and 26% of women, or 14 and 18% respectively if minor digestive symptoms are excluded. Certain foods were thought to cause non-abdominal symptoms by 4% of men and 10% of women, and vomiting, diarrhoea or… 
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