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Why should I talk to my doctor before eating avocados if I'm allergic to latex?

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If you have a latex allergy, talk to your doctor before adding avocado to your diet. People with a serious allergy to latex may also experience symptoms after eating avocado.

From: All About Avocados WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dreher, M. May 2013. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition,

Fulgoni, V. Jan. 2, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Wien, M. Nov. 27, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Kristen Smith, RD, LD/CDN, Atlanta.

American Heart Association: “Fats 101,” “Monounsaturated Fats.”

The Hass Avocado Board.

American Latex Allergy Association: “Allergy Fact Sheet.”

FDA: “Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving It Safely.”

 

Disclosures: Research of Dreher and Fulgoni was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board Nutritional Research Program.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Dreher, M. May 2013. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition,

Fulgoni, V. Jan. 2, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Wien, M. Nov. 27, 2013. Nutrition Journal,

Kristen Smith, RD, LD/CDN, Atlanta.

American Heart Association: “Fats 101,” “Monounsaturated Fats.”

The Hass Avocado Board.

American Latex Allergy Association: “Allergy Fact Sheet.”

FDA: “Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving It Safely.”

 

Disclosures: Research of Dreher and Fulgoni was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board Nutritional Research Program.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

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