Lack of sunlight linked to food-induced anaphylaxis

VITAMIN D deficiency is an emerging risk factor for food-induced anaphylaxis, researchers suggest.

In a review of the epidemiology of anaphylaxis, University of Melbourne researchers said Australian and US studies showed regions with less year-round sunlight had higher prevalence of food-induced anaphylaxis.

EpiPen prescriptions for children under five years were six times higher in southern compared to northern Australia.

Paediatric allergist Associate Professor Mimi Tang, from