Food intolerances

Nursing. 2024 Feb 1;54(2):27-31. doi: 10.1097/


Food intolerances are prevalent and often confused with food allergies. This article reviews the complex landscape of adverse reactions to food, distinguishing between immune-mediated responses (food allergies) and nonimmune reactions (food intolerances). It also explores specific food intolerances such as lactose intolerance, nonceliac gluten sensitivity, fructose intolerance, and salicylate sensitivity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Confusion
  • Food Hypersensitivity*
  • Food Intolerance*
  • Humans