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High rate of food allergies seen in U.S. adults

January 4, 2019 8:16 PM
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(Reuters Health) - More than 10 percent of American adults are allergic to at least one food, a new study suggests.

Among more than 40,000 adults surveyed, 10.8 percent reported the kinds of severe symptoms that are consistent with a food allergy, and another 8.2 percent said they believed they had food allergies, but their symptoms suggested other causes, according to the report in JAMA Network Open.

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