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Tartrazine exclusion for allergic asthma

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2001
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Title
Tartrazine exclusion for allergic asthma
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2001
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000460
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kate Ardern

Abstract

Tartrazine is the best known and one of the most commonly used food additives. Food colorants are also used in many medications as well as foods. There has been conflicting evidence as to whether tartrazine causes exacerbations of asthma with some studies finding a positive association especially in individuals with cross-sensitivity to aspirin. To assess the overall effect of tartrazine (exclusion or challenge) in the management of asthma. A search was carried out using the Cochrane Airways Group specialised register. Bibliographies of each RCT was searched for additional papers. Authors of identified RCTs were contacted for further information for their trials and details of other studies. RCTs of oral administration of tartrazine (as a challenge) versus placebo or dietary avoidance of tartrazine versus normal diet were considered. Studies which focused upon allergic asthma, were also included. Studies of tartrazine exclusion for other allergic conditions such as hay fever, allergic rhinitis and eczema were only considered if the results for subjects with asthma were separately identified. Trials could be in either adults or children with asthma or allergic asthma (e.g. sensitivity to aspirin or food items known to contain tartrazine). Study quality was assessed and data abstracted by two reviewers independently. Outcomes were analysed using RevMan 4.1.1. Ninety abstracts were found, of which 18 were potentially relevant. Six met the inclusion criteria, but only three presented results in a format that permitted analysis and none could be combined in a meta-analysis. In none of the studies did tartrazine challenge or avoidance in diet significantly alter asthma outcomes. Due to the paucity of available evidence, it is not possible to provide firm conclusions as to the effects of tartrazine on asthma control. However, the six RCTs that could be included in this review all arrived at the same conclusion. Routine tartrazine exclusion may not benefit most patients, except those very few individuals with proven sensitivity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 49 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Bachelor 10 20%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Other 5 10%
Other 15 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 37%
Unspecified 5 10%
Chemistry 5 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Other 14 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 February 2019.
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#709,560
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,250
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#6,032
of 127,348 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8
of 91 outputs
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