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Study: physical exercise, alcohol and anti-inflammatories can trigger food allergies

Dec 17th 2013 at 10:37 PM

alcholAccording to a recent study published by the journal " Allergy "the exercise, alcohol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may act as inducers of food allergic react . This came off of a study by the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) of Barcelona.

In reaching this conclusion, we worked on testing of 74 patients who had food allergies that are triggered by any of these factors between the first two hours and four after the intake of the food  that caused the reaction.

In fact, the researchers found that 82.4 percent of patients had no allergic reaction, or was very mild, if the intake occurred in isolation, while if he entered the game some of the factors mentioned anaphylactic reactions passed to affect 17.6 percent of patients studied to 85.1 percent .

Specifically, it was determined that an 58 percent of the cases was associated with taking anti-inflammatory , nearly 53 percent, with the year , while 12.2 percent alcohol.
As to the time of onset of symptoms was observed that was dependent on the factor can go to 75 minutes (in the case of NSAIDs) up to 10 minutes (physical activity).
" The work highlights the importance of assessing the action of these cofactors when treating patients with possible food allergic reactions , "said for his part, through a statement, the head of the Allergy Section of Internal Medicine Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Victoria Cardona.
Scholars have highlighted, under these results, which opens up new lines of investigation to the role and relationship of food allergies with other factors such as stress, fatigue and menstruation.

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