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Uk Article On Food Intolerance Study

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I get the dairy, yeast and egg being most likely to react

but how did barley get on the "least" list?

Unless they tested only people who said 'no known food sensitivities' and left out all the celiacs?

Who knows :)

I swear I have a bigger reaction to barley than to wheat - hopefully won't test this often enough to ever really know!

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I don't know what kind of test they used. But declaring the potato the least likely to cause intolerances is nonsense. There are a LOT of people who are intolerant to nightshade vegetables. I am one of them, and two of my grandchildren are the other two people I know in person.

We have quite a few of them here on this site.

Potatoes will cause me to have diarrhea, joint pain, heartburn headache and just feel crappy by the next day.

I NEVER have an immediate reaction to potatoes, it is always delayed by at least a day. And since I believe that is common, that is likely why they declared potatoes to be so safe. I bet they didn't check for delayed reactions. A big mistake when looking for food intolerances.

And I agree about barley being on the least allergenic list, it seems ridiculous.

I would love to see who funded this study. The potato growers association of Great Britain (I bet such an agency exists)?

Obviously, with people in Great Britain eating 200 pounds of potatoes a year each, the potato growers would have a huge problem if people realized that maybe potatoes aren't so healthy after all.

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...but how did barley get on the "least" list?

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. Maybe no Celiacs signed up to any such studies. And why would they? So I think the study is flawed in the extreme. There are a lot of members here that cannot eat nightshades either, myself included.

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