Food intolerance

Food intolerance is a reaction, such as a stomachache, bloating, gas, or diarrhea, to certain foods. Food intolerance differs from a food allergy in that it does not involve the immune system, is not severe, and usually does not come on quickly.

Last Updated: March 9, 2009

Author: Bets Davis, MFA

Medical Review: Ruth Schneider, MPH, RD - Diet and Nutrition & Harold S. Nelson, MD - Allergy and Immunology

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