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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CONTACT DERMATITIS & ASPARTAME pub. Medical Journal Nov. 23, 2012


Dermatitis. 2012 Nov;23(6):248-57.
doi: 10.1097/DER.0b013e31827658ed.
Food avoidance diets for systemic, lip, and oral contact allergy: an
american contact alternatives group article.
Scheman A, Andrew J. Scheman,
Cha C,
Jacob SE,
Nedorost S. Susan T. Nederost,
From the
Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL;
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA;
and Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH.


Patients with systemic, lip, and oral contact allergy will often
improve with an elimination diet of related ingredients.
Elimination diets for avoidance of many common preservatives,
antioxidants, and other food additives have not been published.

This study aims to create rational elimination diets (including lists
of acceptable alternative foods) for several common food ingredients
(propylene glycol, sorbic acid/sorbates, aspartame, benzoic
acid/benzoates, propionic acid and propionates, gallates, and benzoyl

Data from, a Web site listing ingredient information
for more than 75,000 foods, were extracted and sorted into products
types, and an elimination diet was created for each of these
food-related substances.
Easily obtainable alternatives were identified and listed.

Use of food elimination diets may yield improvement in some patients
who have not improved with external avoidance of allergens.
PMID: 23169206

(Shared by: Rich Murray/Internet Researcher)