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Posted by Margaret on September 27, 2000 at 05:37:53:

Asthma is an allergy and it's in many of our familys, so i thought this may be of interest to some.
best wishes,
margaret.
People with Cereal Allergies Warned of Cola Risk
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
1999;96:11482-11485.
(Celiac.com 04/10/2000) Spanish researchers, including
Dr. Alicia Armentia
Medina from the Hospital Rio Hortega in Valladolid,
Spain, warn that people
who have cereal allergies should exercise caution when
drinking cola or cocoa
products as these beverages may contain cereal
proteins.
These proteins could
cause a severe asthmatic reaction in rare instances.
Cereal allergies are
very common throughout the world, and it is difficult
to
know the formulation
of cola drinks. According to Dr. Medina: "It is
possible
that they contain
cereals." In their study, which was presented to the
16th World Congress of
Asthma in Spain, Medina's team analyzed the allergic
reactions of nine people
who suffered severe asthmatic reactions after drinking
cola. The researchers
linked their allergic reactions to specific
alpha-amylase inhibitor molecules
that originate from wheat, rye and barley, and were
found in their drink.

The researchers conclude: "My personal opinion is that
persons who know that
they have a cereal allergy should be careful about
consuming foods such as
(colas) and cocoa that could contain cereal in their
composition."

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