Some three.6 % of People — lower than one in 25 — have at the very least one meals allergy or intolerance, based on a brand new report. These numbers are decrease than many earlier estimates.
The research, revealed in The Journal of Allergy and Medical Immunology, drew on the digital well being data of two.7 million adults and youngsters who acquired care between 2000 and 2013 at a big well being system within the Boston space.
Of the ninety seven,482 sufferers who had meals allergic reactions or intolerances, about half had signs resembling hives, vomiting and coughing. Almost sixteen % had extra critical, physique-vast anaphylactic reactions.
The most typical meals allergen teams have been shellfish, fruits or greens, dairy and peanuts, in that order. Ladies and Asians have been extra more likely to have meals allergic reactions and intolerances than different teams, the research discovered.
Dr. Li Zhou, the senior writer and an assistant professor of drugs at Brigham and Ladies’s Hospital, stated that younger youngsters had larger charges of allergic reactions than adults, and that allergy charges elevated amongst all sufferers annually between 2000 and 2013.