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The world has become accustomed to the term “food allergy”.
The allergy to wheat, for instance, has become almost a religion.
In some countries it is even considered a disease.
Yet in many parts of the world, the term has been used to describe an illness of the gut.
The problem with this, says the director of the Institute of Food and Agriculture in the US, is that it is still unclear what exactly constitutes an allergy.
In fact, the answer to the question is so vague that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidelines for the diagnosis of an allergy but it does not include the term.
As a result, the prevalence of food allergies is on the rise, and some experts believe that it could become a worldwide epidemic.
A new study from the UK has found that nearly half of the 2,000 people surveyed had experienced symptoms of food allergy in the past year.
These people were more likely to be white and male, of a higher education level and a higher income.
The authors say the prevalence is similar in developing countries such as India, China and Brazil.
“In the United States, we have seen food allergies and food allergies have been increasing over the past decade, and it’s now become the largest food allergy crisis in the world,” says David Nutt, the former director of Imperial College London.
In 2015, Nutt and his colleagues examined more than 200 people in the UK and found that two-thirds had experienced at least one episode of food allergic symptoms.
“It is not just a medical condition.
It’s a psychological condition.
That’s why I was surprised that it’s been such a long time before this was recognised as a disease,” says Nutt.
“We need to be careful that we don’t stigmatise people for having a food allergy.”
In this year’s WHO guidelines, the word “food” is removed from the list of conditions and instead it’s replaced by the word allergy.
The term has also been dropped from the official World Health Organization (WHO)’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a book which includes the world’s best-selling diagnostic manual for diagnosing and treating mental disorders.
“Food allergy is a very serious condition.
A lot of people who are at risk of developing it can’t eat,” says Dr John Walker, the director and medical director of AstraZeneca UK.
“There’s no cure, it’s not something that can be cured.
It can affect your life and you need to treat it.”
Walker says that Astra is committed to providing the world with effective treatments for the condition, which has the potential to kill thousands.
“What we have been doing is focusing on understanding the mechanisms and understanding how we can work with our pharmaceutical companies to get this medication to people,” he says.
Astra recently introduced a new drug called natalizumab to treat a rare form of food-allergy-related dementia called AD dementia.
“AD dementia is very different from food allergy.
It is very hard to treat, and AD dementia can cause an increase in blood pressure, and so on,” Walker says.
“If we can help people to have a more normal life, then I think it will have a big impact on people’s quality of life.”
But Walker and other experts say the new drug does not work in people with food allergies.
They say the drug is only able to treat AD dementia if the patient is not allergic to wheat.
“That’s not an allergy,” Walker adds.
“A person can be allergic to a number of different types of food, but it’s very difficult to be allergic, and to have an allergy to all of those foods,” he explains.
“So, we don [still] have a very large number of people out there that are allergic to all the wheat that we do have in our food.”
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, Walker and colleagues examined data from 1,547 people aged between 21 and 59 years in the United Kingdom who had reported food allergies in the previous year.
“They were all diagnosed with AD dementia, which means they had been diagnosed as having AD dementia and their symptoms of the disease had progressed to the point that they needed hospitalisation,” says Walker.
“Our patients had been consuming wheat-based products for at least 30 years, and in many cases they had also been consuming the gluten in the wheat-containing foods.”
These findings, he says, “show that the wheat product we are testing is not safe and is not as effective as we have believed”.
“We’ve got to be really careful,” Walker warns.
“People can go into this disease and become depressed, or they can become unwell, and they can have all kinds of complications.”
Walker believes the reason people are not taking the new medication is because they are not getting the correct dose.
“The patients we’ve seen who are taking