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Food intolerance and allergies: useful links

This is a list of additional resources for the Food intolerance and allergies theme.

Allergies and intolerances to food
Information from the Ministry for Primary Industries on food allergies and intolerances.
www.foodsmart.govt.nz/allergies-intolerances

The difference between food intolerance and allergy
An article from Allergy New Zealand explaining the difference between food intolerance and allergies.
www.allergy.org.nz/about+allergies/food+intolerance.html

Overview of food allergy
A summary from food reactions.org of food allergies. The information is adapted from the research by Dr Clare Mills at the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK.
www.foodreactions.org/allergy/index.html

Ask a geneticist about inheriting lactose intolerance
More information about lactose intolerance, written for high school students by The Tech Museum of Innovation, California, US.
www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=250

The amount of lactose in dairy products
Find out more about lactose intolerance, including the amount of lactose in milk products, in this downloadable pdf file from Dairy Australia.
www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Home/Standard-Items/~/media/Documents/Health%20and%20Nutrition/Health-Professional/Dairy-Nutrition-News/Dairy%20Nutrition%20News%20DNN%20July%202009.pdf

Populations with lactose intolerance
A summary of data from food reactions.org showing the percentage of people with lactose intolerance in different world regions.
www.foodreactions.org/intolerance/lactose/index.html

A simple genetic test for lactose intolerance
A paper from the New Zealand Medical Journal that describes the test for lactose intolerance developed by researchers in the Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch.
www.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1265/2817/

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