FOOD ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of children with a food or digestive allergy increased 18 percent between 1997 and 2007. In 2007, approximately 3 million U.S. children and teenagers under age 18, or 4 percent of that age group, were reported to have a food or digestive allergy in the previous 12 months, compared to just over 2.3 million, or 3.3 percent, in 1997.
The report also found that eight types of food account for 90 percent of all food allergies: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. Children with food allergies are two to four times more likely to have other related conditions such as asthma and other allergies, compared to children without food allergies. Clearly, this is an issue that affects children in your life, whether they belong to you or not.
This month's linkzine focuses on the various facts, trends and treatments related to food allergies. Check it out.
Treatment of Food Allergies
Food Allergy is Common in Children
Food Allergy Center at Nutramed.com
Food Allergy Treatments and Drugs
Food Allergy Slideshow and Overview
Food allergies: Food labels list top 8 allergens
New food allergy research consortium focuses on peanut allergy
Medical News Today
Food Allergy on the Rise, New Treatments on the Horizon
New food allergy law in New York
6 Natural Allergy Treatments
Mother Earth News
Natural Allergy Relief
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