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Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson
Stays in the Game with His Anaphylaxis Action Plan

On the football field, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is virtually unstoppable. He was even named the NFL’s MVP of the 2012 sea­son. But during training camp for that MVP season, Adrian was blindsided when a bowl of seafood gumbo, a food he’s eaten and loved his whole life, caused him to experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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Living with Food Allergies

Dr. Scott Sicherer, a professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, answers your questions about casual exposure to allergens that you may not have thought to ask.

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About Coping with Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease
Clearing Up the Allergy Confusion

Celiac disease is not food allergy. Rather, it is a disease of the digestive system that results in damage to the small intestine by interfering with the absorption of nutrients.

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Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances

The terms food allergy and food intolerance are frequently misunderstood and misused. They cause confusion even among doctors and other members of the medical community. Although they are sometimes used interchangeably, they really refer to two different types of physiological events.

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