WINE INTOLERANCE IN ITALY: A PILOT STUDY

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F. CERUTTI
M.I. CRESCIO
A. COSTANTINI
P.L. ACUTIS
E. VADUANO
S. PELETTO

Keywords

alcoholic drinks, allergy, intolerance, Italy, survey, wine

Abstract

Intolerance to wine has been investigated under different aspects. In our study, we explored intolerance/allergy reactions in Italy by means of a survey including 901 questionnaires.


Prevalence of wine or beer intolerance was 6%, of which 11 reported that was verified by a doctor. Odds ratio for wine intolerance with another declared allergy/intolerance is 1.6.


In conclusion, we observed a high prevalence of intolerance to wine in Italy, highlighting that some sections of the population (young people and women) may be more exposed to these phenomena.
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