September 17, 2007

IF IT QUACKS..:

Millions of Britons have 'imaginary' food intolerances after self-diagnosis over internet (FIONA MACRAE, 17th September 2007, Daily Mail)

Up to 12million Britons claim to be intolerant to foods from milk to mustard

Three million Britons are suffering from "imaginary" food intolerances, according to researchers.

Up to 12million claim to be intolerant to foods from milk to mustard - but less than a quarter have had their condition medically diagnosed.

While it is likely that many of the remaining nine million are intolerant to one or more foods, it is estimated that up to three million are simply fussy eaters.


It's doubtful that even many of the ones who have been diagnosed are medically intolerant. People who worry about this stuff want to be told they're allergic and doctors have little incentive to argue with them.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 17, 2007 6:58 PM
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