Food intake of patients with atopic dermatitis
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There is only restricted information about the nutritional behavior of adult patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).Our purpose was to evaluate the food intake in a series of patients with AD with particular consideration of self-reported food intolerance. Particular attention was paid to the risks of nutrient deficiencies.We examined the intake of 28 food items in 116 AD patients with a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ). For each food item the cohort was divided in two groups according to whether symptoms were reported or not (symptomatic vs. asymptomatic).We found in a series of food items a significant lower food intake among symptomatic patients. Significantly lower intakes were reported by symptomatic patients for dairy products, fish, egg, pork, oranges, non-specified fruits, apples, kiwis, green or red peppers, peanuts and hazelnuts, We concluded that in symptomatic AD patients supplementation with specific nutrients might become mandatory. This is particularly pertinent for calcium, iodine, vitamin C and n-3 fatty acids.