Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic
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  January 15, 2019  
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 Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergicHalf of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic
 
A new study has shown that the food allergies that people claim to have may not be true. The study reveals that as many as 20 percent of Americans over the age of 18 years believe that they are allergic to one or more food items. The study finds that the actual number of people who have a food allergy is close to 10 percent of the population. They also show that one in 20 Americans had a diagnosed case of a food allergy.
 
 
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   Exploring the prevalence of food allergies among U.S. adultsExploring the prevalence of food allergies among U.S. adults
 
Survey data suggest at least 1 in 10 U.S. adults are food allergic and nearly 1 in 5 believe they have a food allergy. Food allergies are expensive and potentially life-threatening conditions.
 
 Mechanism underlying impaired allergic inflammation in children may explain hygiene hypothesis
 
Mechanism underlying impaired allergic inflammation in children may explain hygiene hypothesisThe hygiene hypothesis may explain why asthma and other allergic airway diseases have dramatically increased over the past decades in industrialized countries.
 
 
 Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population
 
Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian populationLiving in India and inhaling lungful of polluted air every day is like being a chronic smoker according to a recent report by India’s State-Level Disease Burden Initiative. This partly explains why many people in urban India have a persistent dry and hacking cough even if they don’t have asthma or have never smoked.
 
 
 Having pets early in life reduces risk of allergies
 
Having pets early in life reduces risk of allergiesA new study has dispelled fears of many parents with babies about having dogs and cats as pets. The study shows that having dogs or cats as pets for the first few years of life can reduce the rates of allergies. The results of their study was published in the latest issue of the journal PLOS One.
 
 
 Lactose Intolerance Breath Test from Genova Diagnostics
 
Lactose Intolerance Breath Test from Genova DiagnosticsThe Lactose Intolerance Breath Test is a gastrointestinal test that detects lactose intolerance, a condition affecting more than 50 million Americans.