Relation between food provocation and systemic immune activation in patients with food intolerance

Lancet. 2000 Jul 29;356(9227):400-1. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(00)02536-8.


We found that food provocation in food intolerant patients was characterised by a general and systemic immune activation accompanied by an increase in systemic symptoms. Our findings might be important for the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of food intolerance.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Cytokines / blood*
  • Food / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Nutrition Disorders / immunology*


  • Cytokines