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Offline agate

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I wonder if it has to do with the severity of the allergies? I have several food allergies but none are life threatening. I guess I should go back and read the article.

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It looks as if the severity of the allergies wasn't being investigated. They were interested in whether food allergies, compared with environmental or drug allergies, might affect MS, I think.


I was allergic to orange juice as a baby, my mother told me. No other food allergies that I know of since then, and the orange juice allergy must have disappeared by the time I was a toddler.  I'm allergic to one drug--Keflex.
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I have a fairly severe allergy to shellfish, but not life threatening. Also a fairly severe allergy to demerol. I also have seasonal allergies and I'm a bit allergic to our cats. I think that my MS would have been much more severe if I hadn't tried to take good care of myself. I feel fortunate that I had an interest in nutrition starting at an early age.

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Same here! I ate probably entirely too many desserts when I was in my 20s and 30s but I knew I shouldn't be doing that. I was able to cut them out later.


Americans seem to overdo both sugar and salt--and of course saturated fats.
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