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Gut Permiability


Description:There is ample evidence that dietary lectins can induce increased permeability of the gut. Intestinal permeability has been theorized to account for much of the food intolerance found in people today. Remember that the intestines are very selective as to the size and quality of what is normally absorbed through their lining. Paradoxically enough, given the critics, food lectins have been shown to increase gut permeability, which may in fact predispose to developing allergy or intolerance to other proteins as well. In one study, rats fed on diets containing kidney beans showed increased intestinal permeability to serum proteins that had been injected into their blood stream. After challenge with kidney bean proteins, it was found that the protein injected into their blood stream was detected in both the lumen (open space) and the walls of the small intestine. It was suggested that dietary lectins may, at least in part, be responsible for loss of serum proteins, and may contribute to other food intolerance secondary to the loss of gut integrity.
Chrohns disease shows a slight increase in group O over the other blood groups
References:1. Hollander D, Vadheim CM, Brettholz E, Petersen GM, Delahunty T, Rotter JI Increased intestinal permeability in patients with Crohn's disease and their relatives. A possible etiologic factor. Ann Intern Med 1986 Dec;105(6):883-5





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