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Adult-onset food allergies ‘more widespread than previously realised’

30th October 2017

A new study has indicated that food allergies manifest during adulthood more often than previously realised.

Carried out by American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology researchers, the study showed that 45 percent of all food-allergic adults reported experiencing one or more adult-onset food allergies.

This challenges the common assumption that the condition predominantly begins in childhood, and suggests a need for more adults to get checked for possible allergies.

Food allergy researcher and study co-author Christopher Warren said: "Because many adults believe food allergies mostly affect children, they may not think to get tested. It is important to see an allergist for testing and diagnosis if you are having a reaction to a food and suspect a food allergy."

The US-based research also indicated that the incidence of food allergies in adults is on the rise across all ethnic groups, with reactions to shellfish being the most common. Tree nut allergies have also seen a recent increase.

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