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Study: 26 million American adults may be food allergic

Research also found that nearly twice as many think they have food allergy and adult-onset food allergies could be growing.

At least 10.8 percent of adults in the United States—which works out to more than 26 million individuals—are food allergic, though almost twice as many—19 percent—believe they have a food allergy, according to a study published recently on JAMA Network.

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