Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Black children are more prone to Food allergies

According to recent ‘duo’ studies published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, states that the black children are more prone to the food allergies as compared to white kids. For this research, scientists collected data from10,090 publications including Embase, Medline, and also conducted 27 surveys for summarizing the prevalence of food allergies among the US pediatric population. Through this data it was revealed that black kids are more likely to suffer from food allergies. One of the co-researcher Corinne A. Keet, MD, MS, assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University explains, “Our research found a striking food allergy trend that needs to be further evaluated to discover the cause. Although African-Americans generally have higher levels of IgE … it is only recently that they have reported food allergy more frequently than white children. Whether the observed increase is due to better recognition of food allergy or is related to environmental changes remains an open question.”

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