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Blog post on What Allergy? highlighting that guar gum can contain traces of soya protein. August 2016
Illuminating post on the What Allergy? website about pinpointing an unsuspected soya allergy. February 2013
Genetically engineered soy beans may cause allergies (2) - part of a very much longer article on GhanaWeb. September 2010
Genetically engineeered soy beans may cause allergies – an interesting article from the Mercola site. March 2010
Soya residues in chicken and eggs: a short investigation by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson into evidence that suggests soya-fed chickens retain enough soya in their flesh and eggs to set off allergic reactions in consumers who are sensitive to soya. 2007
This study assessed soybean seeds that had been subjected to different thermal processing treatments to see if there were any differences in their capacity to bind to IgE and therefore induce allergic reactions. It was found that ‘treatment that combined heat and pressure produced a fragmentation of proteins in both soluble and insoluble fractions that went along with a decreased capacity to bind IgE’. Cooking methods may play an important role in increasing the ability to soybean and potentially other allergens.
IgE cross-reactivity of peanut with walnut and soybean in children with food allergy. October 2016
Investigation into the allergic properties of soya beans, the mechanisms of soya bean allergy, prevention and treatment, and effects of plant breeding on the soya bean's allergenicity. June 2015
Laboratory test suggest that fermentation can significantly reduce the allergenicity of soy products although this now need to be tested inhuman challenge studies. May 2015
Unlike soyabean proteins, germinated soybean proteins do not appear to provoke serious allergic reactions. May 2015
Duration of fermentation might be a key factor in the hypoallergenicity of miso. 2013
Over 62% wheat flour in US found to be contaminated with very low levels soya flour but little evidence that this causes reactions in soya-allergic people. December 2013
Higher rate of siezure among children with autism who were fed soya rather than milk infant formula. March 2014
The natural history of soy allergy. March 2010
Soybeans no longer a musical fruit? January 2009
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