Until now people just know some foods are potentially trigger the onset of allergies such as beans or dairy. But eating meat also has the potential to cause severe allergies that are beyond the previously expected and called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction can occur throughout the body, this reaction does not usually occur at first contact with an allergen, but occur after exposure to hit next and suddenly. Anaphylaxis started to happen when there are allergens that get into the bloodstream and reacts with antibody IgE.
The study was conducted by researchers from the United States and involved 60 patients who have severe allergies. Obtained that the compounds in the flesh which is known as Alpha-Galactose as a cause. These results have also been presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology at New Orleans.
Team of researchers examined blood samples to test for antibodies against Alpha-galactose. Participants consisted of 22 people from the University of Virginia, 20 people from the University of Tennessee and 18 men from John James Medical Center in Australia. All participants experienced anaphylaxis but does not know what the causes
Researchers found that the immune system protein called IgE antibodies appear on 25 participants who previously could not explain what the cause is. The presence of IgE antibodies in this larger group of sugars within its distribution on the human population as a whole.
“We used to think that is allergic to meat is a very rare occurrence, but the reality is not like that,” said head of research Dr. Scott Commins from the University of Virginia, as quoted from Reuters,
Dr. Commins added Alpha-Galactose is produced by most mammals, but in humans and great apes instead of producing antibodies for sugar. Problems can arise when a person’s body produces antibodies to IgE in cluster of sugar and then eating meat or dairy products containing sugar, resulting in a delayed reaction.
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