The growing tide of food allergies and obesity.

The number of overweight and obese kids is growing at a phenomenal rate and there are obvious health concerns related to that fact. However, it appears there are additional health issues many are unaware of.

A recent study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science found that obese children have an increased risk of allergies.

After analyzing data from 4,000 children andyoung adults  aged 2 to 19 researches found obese children and young adults are 26 percent more likely to have some kind of allergy and 59 percent more likely to have a food allergy.

Although it remains unclear from the study whether obesity causes allergies, the study highlights  the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight in kids as a strategy to help lower the risk of allergies and asthma

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