Do You Have Food Allergies? Here Are The Biggest CulpritsAlthough the number of children who suffer from peanut allergy has tripled over the past 15 years, the total number of Americans with food allergy has risen more slowly. The percentage of people with food allergies is about 4 percent, with the majority affected being adult women.
A Big U-Turn On Food Allergy AdviceAbout 5 percent of American kids have food allergies, and that number keeps rising every year. So the standard advice to avoid allergies has always been to stay miles away from certain foods until your child is older. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the exact opposite may be true. When it comes to things like peanut butter and milk, earlier may be better.
Study: 1 In 13 U.S. Children Have Food AllergyA new study suggests that food allergies affect more children than government health officials estimate.