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Re: MAOI diet short list

Posted by LLL on July 22, 2002, at 10:02:07

In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list LLL, posted by jsarirose on July 22, 2002, at 3:02:33

> Jess, as always, thank you for your thorough responses. I still have questions because I clearly recall using the frozen diet dinners "Lean Cuisine" etc., the last time I was on Parnate with no incidents and those dinners as well as the other brand names list yeast extract, yeast, or autolyzed yeast extract. I may call the manufacturer because the amount may be so small that restricting the use would be unnecesary.
Raspberries are listed as both not a problem and as a problem in these lists (I have them all). So it makes me question things like bottled raspberry viniagrette dressing. And - if peanuts in large quantity is prohibited - what about peanut butter?
I've written to 2 pharmacists on line and received a response from one who will try to help me further- he's in the UK. This is what he's told me thus far:
The trouble is that there are two problems:
1. Some people are rapid metabolisers of tyramine and in fact hardly need to have a restricted diet
2. Hard data on the exact tyramine content of foods is lacking, and even
then there are variations between brands, it changes over time and one study
even showed local concentrations in one piece of cheese - one chunk had none, another chunk next to it would blow your head off!
I'll post what I find out.
Lisa


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