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What is the most common food intolerance?

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The most common food intolerance is lactose intolerance. It happens when people can’t digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy.

From: Food Allergy, or Something Else? WebMD Medical Reference

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News conference, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dec. 3, 2010.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 

The Food Allergy Initiative.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 2018

SOURCES: 

News conference, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dec. 3, 2010.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 

The Food Allergy Initiative.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 2018

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