STUDY: More than One in Ten adults in U.S. has food allergy

New research shows an estimated 26 million adults have a food allergy in the U.S (11 percent).

Research published in the medical journal JAMA assessed answers from a survey that had been taken by 40,000 adult members of the public shows over 10% of US adults have at least one food allergy.

“We often think of allergies as a childhood condition, and we see so many of our children, our young children, developing food allergies,” said Dr. Ruchi Gupta, one of the authors of the study. The research shows, the problem also affects the adult population.

Worryingly, the study also showed that fewer than one in four has a current prescription for epinephrine, the first-line treatment for severe allergic reactions.

The most common allergens for adults were shellfish, peanuts, milk, tree nuts and fin fish.

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