CDC: More Children Have Food Allergies

Food Allergies are becoming more common, affecting four out of every 100 children, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ATLANTA — Food Allergies are becoming more common, affecting four out of every 100 children, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007, about 3 million children under age 18 (3.9%) surveyed were reported to have a food or digestive allergy in the previous 12 months, an 18% increase from 1997. Children with a food allergy are two to four times more likely to have other related conditions, such as asthma and other allergies, compared with childr

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