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 potentially available for the clinical follow-up study, 73 completed the whole protocol.
In 12 subjects FA/FI could be confirmed by double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge, this indicates a minimum prevalence of FA/FI in the population of 0.8% (12 of 1483).
Mots-clés Pascal : Allergie, Aliment, Intolérance alimentaire, Prévalence, Pays Bas, Europe, Test provocation, Etude double insu, Epidémiologie, Adulte, Homme, Immunopathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Exploration
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Allergy, Food, Food intolerance, Prevalence, Netherlands, Europe, Provocation test, Double blind study, Epidemiology, Adult, Human, Immunopathology, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Exploration
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Cote : 94-0301934
Code Inist : 002B06C03. Création : 199406.