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Surprising Link Between Common Food Allergens, IgE Antibodies, and Heart Disease
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Surprising Link Between Common Food Allergens, IgE Antibodies, and Heart Disease

According to the researchers, this is the first time that IgE antibodies to common meals have been associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular mortality. The findings do not establish convincingly that food antibodies cause the higher risk, but they do expand on earlier research linking allergic inflammation and heart disease. "People who had an antibody called IgE to foods that they regularly eat seemed to be at increased risk for dying from heart disease," said Keet, who is the corresponding author of the paper. "We were surprised by these findings because it is very common to have IgE in foods (about 15% of American adults have IgE to common food allergens), and most people don't have any symptoms when they eat the food. As allergists, our thinking has been that it is not impo...