Ruchi Gupta A national U. In , another study from her team estimated that nearly 8 percent of American children have food allergies. Considered together, this pair of pivotal studies reveals a far higher prevalence of food allergies across all age groups than previously appreciated, according to Gupta. Allergic Living breaks down the important takeaways of the study. In this large study, the number of American adults with food allergies has about doubled compared to previous research.
The Latest Food Allergy Statistics
More than 1 in 10 US adults has a food allergy, study finds - CNN
If you didn't grow up with a food allergy, you're not off the hook. They can spring up without warning at any time of life. Food allergy doesn't rank high on the list of later-life maladies. Yet no adult is truly immune to food allergy.
That's what I've become accustomed to. Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the journal that published the study. Scientists at Kings College London have tested ways to prevent food allergies using food.