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Diseases » Food Allergies

In general bodys immune system defends against potentially harmful substances, such as microbes and some toxins. In some people, an immune response is triggered by a substance that is generally harmless, such as a specific food.

The cause of food allergies is related to the body making a type of allergy-producing substance called immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to a particular food. Most of the people have food intolerance, food allergies are less common but in food allergy, the immune system produces antibodies and histamine in response to the specific food.

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