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Doctor insights on: Pork Gelatin

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Is the pork gelatin in sweets healthy?

In moderation: I would believe anything in moderation should be acceptable, however over consumption of anything is not healthy ...Read more

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My son is 10 and has a gelatin, beef, pork allergy? Is there data on likelihood of outgrowing allergy? What are desensitization protocols? Thx

My son is 10 and has a gelatin, beef, pork allergy?  Is there data on likelihood of outgrowing allergy?  What are desensitization protocols? Thx

Workup/Mgt: I would suggest avoidance to these foods and then having a CAP test repeated which will provide the level of response called a specific IgE level. This level may be followed over time. Some food allergies wane over time, but I would advise a visit with your pediatrician to discuss further options. ...Read more

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Does gelatin automatically mean it's made of pork fat?

Does gelatin automatically mean it's made of pork fat?

Pork&cow skin &bones: Gelatin is not made from fat but from animal skin & bones; about 44% comes from pig skin, 28% from cow hides & 27% from the bones of cows, pigs and horses. A tiny amount is derived from fish but this is labelled as such- it is produced for those who don't eat mammals. Most capsules in drugs and supplements are made from gelatin but many supps are made from vegcaps derived from cellulose. ...Read more

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Is pork meat healthy?

Relative: It's all relative. It's better than beef and not as healthy as tofu! ...Read more

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What are the risks of eating pork?

What are the risks of eating pork?

Depends: If properly cooked, pork does not pose any risk. If inadequately cooked, you put yourself at risk for food poisoning, parasites, and other problems. ...Read more

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Is it true pork causes trichomonas?

Is it true pork causes trichomonas?

No: The organism has to be transmitted sexually or from an infected water environment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to pork?

Is it possible to be allergic to pork?

Yes: But from what i understand - pork allergies are rare. People may also be reacting to processing chemicals in the pork. ...Read more

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Do shots for babies have gelatin in them?

Do shots for babies have gelatin in them?

Yes: Some vaccines contain small amounts of pig gelatin: tripedia dtap, Fluzone influenza, FluMist nasal spray, mmr, varivax chicken pox . . . According to the children's hospital of philadelphia website. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of pork rind?

What are the health benefits of pork rind?

Nothing special: It is laden with salt and is not particularly nutritious. It is gluten free, so for afflicted patients this is an alternative to wheat thins. ...Read more

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