I want to reproduce a summary section from the Wheat Hypersensitivity Report here, in full: What are the gaps in our knowledge? It is clear from a recent survey that a number of people consider themselves to be intolerant or… Read more
Excellent and promising news that a major peanut desensitisation study is being launched after a successful pilot in Cambridge. Here’s a good report. It has generally been well covered. Excuse the pun, but in a nutshell, the scientific process involves… Read more
Testing for food hypersensitivities is a confusing business. Here’s a summary of what the medical profession can do: 1. Coeliac disease can be tested for effectively through a number of blood tests and a biopsy. 2. Food allergies can be… Read more
In posts earlier this week, I questioned the validity of the Flour Advisory Bureau’s Wheat Hypersensitivity Report, written by a team at the University of Portsmouth, and criticised the media’s reporting of it. The most dislikeable follow-up piece of writing… Read more
My first post on February 14th explained how a press release from the University of Portsmouth about their Wheat Hypersensitivity Report, which was commissioned by the Flour Advisory Bureau, a body representing the British flour and milling industry, was faithfully… Read more
21st January 2010 saw a press release fall into my in-tray from the University of Portsmouth’s press department. It opened: “Too many people are self-diagnosing food allergies and could be restricting their diet unnecessarily, according to a new report by the… Read more
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