Food intolerances and obesity

Food intolerance or hypersensitivity is an evolving field of research. New research on the role of IgG in food reactions is published every year. Here are some interesting facts about obesity…

Study done in 2008 on diabetes

In this study, diabetes researchers determined that obese children have more food sensitivities than normal weight children. Obese children also have higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is a good indicator of inflammation in the body. In other words, they found a strong correlation between food IgG and inflammation, which is consistent with what other studies have shown about type III food sensitivities. 1

Study done in 2012 on food sensitivities and weight loss.

This study involved over 100 men and women who wanted to lose weight. Following their food hypersensitivity test, volunteer participants eliminated the foods for which they had an IgG reaction. In addition, they answered a series of questions about their health and took measurements (weight, hip and waist circumference) at days 30th, 60th and 90th.

The results of this study showed that people who eliminated reactive foods for 90 days, lost an average of 1 pound per week, 3 inches in the hips and 1½ inches in the waist. In addition, by the end of thethird month, they were feeling better physically, mentally and emotionally. An improvement in their social behavior as well as their overall health was also observed. The most commonly removed foods were: brewer’s yeast, baker’s yeast, wheat, cow’s milk, and eggs. 2

Source: Rocky Mountain Analytical

1 Wilders-Truschning M, Mangge M, Lieners, C et al. “IgG antibodies against food antigens are correlated with inflammation and intima media thickness in obese juveniles.” Exper Clin Endocrinol Diabetes Vol. 116. No. 4 (2008) : 241-45.

2 Lewis JE, Woolger JM, Mellilo A, et al. “Eliminating Immunologically-Reactive Foods from the Diet and its Effect on Body Composition and Quality of Life in Overweight Persons.” J Obes Weig los ther Vol. 2. No. 1 (2012):1-6.