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samedi 7 juillet 2012

Lentils and lectins

"Lucretius said, “One man’s food is another man’s poison” and lectins give us part of the reason why. It is our individual genetic inheritances that determine how and to what degree lectins can affect us. Almost everybody has antibodies to some dietary lectins in their bloodstream. Many food allergies are actually immune system reactions to lectins." 

Pusztai A. Dietary lectins are metabolic signals for the gut and modulate immune and hormonal functions. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1993 Oct; 47(10):691-699 ( Pusztai A Rowett Research Institute, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, UK.)

Ces données sont issues de l'excellent article de Lauren Cordain:
British Journal of Nutrition (2000), 83, 207–217

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