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Rice can trigger gut disease in babies

October 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's the first solid food pediatricians recommend for babies, but now new research reveals some concerns over rice. An Australian study finds rice can trigger severe inflammatory gut disease in children.

In a small study of 31 infants, many participants experienced symptoms like diarrhea or vomiting.

Fourteen had severe reactions to rice, 10 had reactions to milk and seven reacted negatively to soy.

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