Prevalence of food allergy and intolerance in the adult Dutch population.

  title={Prevalence of food allergy and intolerance in the adult Dutch population.},
  author={Joc{\'e}lia L Jansen and Alwine F M Kardinaal and G B Huijbers and B J Vlieg-Boerstra and Bob Martens and T H Ockhuizen},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={93 2},
The prevalence of food allergy and intolerance (FA/FI) was studied in a random sample (n = 1483) of the Dutch adult population. First, the self-reported FA/FI reactions were investigated by questionnaire. Subsequently, in a clinical follow-up study, it was determined in how many cases this self-reported FA/FI could be objectively confirmed by double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge. More than 10% of the population (12.4%) reported FA/FI to specific food(s). Of the 144 subjects… CONTINUE READING
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