Food Allergy Plagues Close to 6 Million Children in U.S.

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 21, 2011 at 8:24 PM Child Health News
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Food allergy is a well known condition and the plight of close to 8 percent of children in the U.S., a recent study has revealed.
 Food Allergy Plagues Close to 6 Million Children in U.S.
Food Allergy Plagues Close to 6 Million Children in U.S.

Worse, kids are victims to more than one allergy with allergic reactions being severe. Among the children with food allergies, nearly 30 % were victims of more than one allergy and 39% had severe reactions.

Peanuts, milk and shellfish were the leading allergens.

"These findings provide critical epidemiologic information to guide strategies for the prevention of food-induced reactions and for the diagnosis and management of childhood food allergies," the study revealed.



Source: Medindia

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