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  Oct 17, 2018

Causes of Food Intolerance

Food intolerance is a functional or structural intolerance to food, which is non-immunologic and non-toxic in origin, but is chemically based instead. A third type of food intolerance involves the effects produced by pharmacologically active amines and other compounds present in foods.

Thus, food intolerance describes a range of food-related symptoms that are not immunologically-mediated. These account for the majority of food reactions.

Functional intolerance

Functional food intolerance is not associated with structural abnormalities of the digestive tract, but may be due to an isolated enzyme deficiency. A prime example of functional food intolerance is lactose intolerance.



Enzymatic defects