It is estimated that 30 percent of the US population believe they have food allergies. A new study commissioned by the US federal government shows that the reality is much, much smaller.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that about 3 million U.S. children have a food or digestive allergy – an 18 percent increase over the past 10 years. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found eight types of food account for 90 percent of these food allergies: milk, eggs, peanuts, [...]
German researchers believe that having a dog in the house reduces the risk that young children will develop allergies. The study, which was conducted over a six-year period, found that growing up with a pet trains the immune system to be less sensitive to potential triggers for allergies like asthma, eczema and hay fever. Kids [...]
In May, I covered a study that done in Montreal that warned expectant moms against eating peanuts while they were pregnant. At that time researchers believed that: “Eating peanuts during pregnancy appears to quadruple the risk that the baby will be allergic to nuts.” The same study also revealed that: “eating peanuts while breastfeeding doubles [...]
A new study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference this weekend suggests that women who eat apples and fish during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their children developing asthma or allergic disease. The SEATON study, conducted at the University of Aberdeen, UK, found that the children of mothers who ate the [...]
Eating peanuts during pregnancy appears to quadruple the risk that the baby will be allergic to nuts, according to a Montreal researcher. Allergist Anne Desroches at the Ste. Justine Hospital reached this conclusion in an unpublished study, La Presse has reported. The study also shows eating peanuts while breastfeeding doubles the risk a baby will [...]
It has been long believed that a clean house is a healthy house, now researchers are saying that a bit of dirt helps reduce kids’ risk of developing allergies and asthma. According to the University of Cincinnati study, early life exposure to indoor fungal molecules – the kind commonly found in carpets and on floors [...]