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UNDERSTANDING YOUR FOOD ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES
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Design by Patrice SheridonLibrary of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataShrefﬂer, Wayne.Understanding your food allergies and intolerances : a guide to manage-ment and treatment / Wayne Shrefﬂer, Qian Yuan, Karen Asp.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references.ISBN 978-0-312-60582-7 (trade pbk.)ISBN 978-1-4668-0251-3 (e-book)1. Food allergy. I. Yuan, Qian. II. Asp, Karen. III. Title.RC596.S37 2012616.97'3—dc232012004621First Edition: May 201210 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1