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Definition of Intolerance, food

Intolerance, food: Difficulty in digesting a food. Common offenders include milk products, wheat and other grains that contain gluten, and foods that tend to cause intestinal gas, such as cabbage and beans. Food intolerance is often mistaken for food allergy, but it does not involve a histamine response against the food. Treatments include avoiding the offending food and taking supplemental products that allow that food to be adequately digested.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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