University of York Study

A survey, commissioned by Allergy UK was carried out with 5286 people reporting a wide range of chronic symptoms, who had taken the YorkTest – or to give it its scientific name - a food-specific IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) blood test.

Questionnaires were analysed by the University of York Centre for Health Economics to investigate the benefits experienced by following the elimination diet recommended by the YorkTest programme.

The University of York reported the following findings:

Main Condition Reported % of people who reported a benefit
Gastrointestinal
e.g. IBS, Bloating etc
80%
Respiratory
e.g. Asthma, Sinusitis, Rhinitis
72%
Neurological
e.g. Migraine, Headaches, ME
78%
Dermatological
e.g. Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis
76%
Musculoskeletal
e.g. Arthritis, Joint Aches & Pains
64%
Psychological
e.g. Depression, Anxiety
81%
Others
e.g. Lethargy, General feeling of Malaise
79%

To read the full scientific paper, please click here