Do 1 in 20 teens really have a food allergy?

 

Victorian researchers say 1 in 20 young adolescents have confirmed food allergy. What did their study find?

 

What this study shows:

  • One in 20 young adolescents have a confirmed food allergy
  • The most common allergens are peanut and tree nut (2-3%)

What it means for practice:

  • Children don’t always outgrow their food allergies
  • Although the rate of food allergy is not as high as in infancy, it is still concerningly high in early adolescence.
  • Parents

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