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    There was an interesting study issued by the National Center for Biotechnology Information to see if there was a correlation between Faecal Calprotectin (FC) levels and Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA). There's a lot of scientific language used which is quite hard to understand, but one piece of information I saw states that FC levels were significantly higher in patients with CMPA than those who didn't have CMPA. It also states that FC levels were significantly lower in these patients when the eliminated CMPA from their diet.

    To me this would seem to suggest that foods, or some nutrients in foods can affect faecal calprotectin levels, particularly if allergies are involved, however I'm not sure if this relates to intolerances, but it could be possible as an intolerance is a reaction to certain foodstuffs, does that reaction cause inflammation, quite possibly I'd say.

    Don't know if that helps?

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    Just to add, when my problems started over 3 years ago, I posted a discussion on here for help and advice. I received a reply from a chap who had similar problems for years, and tried everything from going gluten and lactose free, to trying low residue diets. In the end it was discovered he has an intolerance to either milk protein or a specific enzyme found in milk. Once he stopped drinking milk, his symptoms improved dramatically, although the never really went away totally. I’m a bit dubious whether this could be a cause as he never said he’d had faecal calprotectin tests done. Something else to consider though.
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