This exciting and comprehensive book comprises the comprehensive
and authoritative independent report of the British Nutrition
Foundation's Task Force Report on Adverse Reactions to Food. The
Task Force was invited by the Council of the British Nutrition
Foundation to review, analyse, report and make recommendations on
adverse reactions to food.
The main focus of Adverse Reactions to Food is food intolerance
(with brief coverage of food aversion and food poisoning). Chapters
in the book are divided into sections. The first section considers
the immune system, how nutrition influences immune functions, the
epidemiology of food intolerance, non-immunological food
intolerance and current thinking about sensitisation in early life.
Following chapters cover specific forms of food intolerance,
including lactose intolerance and coeliac disease, diagnosis and
management and consumer issues such as labeling of allergens and
the efforts of manufacturers to reduce cross contamination with
The final sections of the book cover the conclusions of the Task
Force and the important recommendations made, which should be
considered by all those involved in this area. There is also a
questions and answers chapter covering topical media issues.
Adverse Reactions to Food provides core information for a wide
range of health professionals including dietitians, nutritionists,
general and family practitioners and community nurses (e.g. school
nurses, practice nurses and health visitors), immunologists and all
those involved in work on food allergens and intolerance. Personnel
in the food industry responsible for product development,
production and packaging will find this landmark publication to be
an extremely valuable reference, as will lecturers, undergraduates,
postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers in nutrition, dietetics,
food science, public health, pharmacy, nursing and medicine.
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ISSN: 0141 9684
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