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HEALTH: FOOD

Watch It! That Biscuit Might Bite

Thousands of urban Indians are waking up to allergies caused by what they eat

Watch It! That Biscuit Might Bite
Jitender Gupta
Watch It! That Biscuit Might Bite
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Booby-Trap Food
Doctors say urban Indians are flocking to clinics and hospitals with a large number of suspected food allergies.

Common causes of allergies
Tea, coffee, chocolate, colas, alcohol, sugar, sweets, cereals, meats, eggs, fish, dust, cosmetics, chicken, tobacco, milk, cheese, butter, smoked/salted/pickled foods, sea foods, chemical additives, preservatives and flavouring.

  • Allergy to wheat is the most common among adult urban Indians
  • In children, milk, eggs and peanuts generally cause allergies.
  • The anti-allergy drug  market has doubled in size from 10 years ago.
  • Changing food habits and lifestyle are the main culprits.
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