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What is the difference between food intolerance and food alergy? Is it different for different types of foods?

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In brief: Yes to the 2nd...

...Question. Allergy is always caused by an immune reaction to a food ingredient.
Intolerance is usually an inability to digest a particular ingredient. The former are usually to a protein; the latter more commonly to a carbohydrate, or to fat.

In brief: Yes to the 2nd...

...Question. Allergy is always caused by an immune reaction to a food ingredient.
Intolerance is usually an inability to digest a particular ingredient. The former are usually to a protein; the latter more commonly to a carbohydrate, or to fat.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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