One of the researchers in the study, Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta, ( Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois) stated, 'I don't think people quite understand food allergy. It could be something that's life-threatening. It could cause death." [WebMD: 'Food Allergies in Kids More Common Than Thought']
The study also found that food allergies for children had the highest percentage in children from the ages of 3 to 5 years. And, teenage boys were the most likely to experience severe symptoms from food allergies.
For more information on food allergies, please read 'Food Allergies and Allergy Symptoms' at the BabyAndKidAllergies.com website.