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In addition, the study found that 40% of children have food allergies that are considered severe, with such symptoms as wheezing, difficulty breathing, and drops in blood pressure.

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.



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William Atkins

William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University