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