Study Reveals Peanut is the Most Common Trigger for Food Allergies

Food is healthy, but certain food can lead to allergies and new studies claim that they have discovered and identified the levels at which five common food allergens can react sharply. According to the research team led by Professor Clare Mills of the Institute of Inflammation and Repair at the University of Manchester, UK there are certain foods that can lead to allergy issues and this lead will help them to improve allergy warnings on food products in the future. The team mentioned that there are more than 15 million people in the United States that have food allergies of which 6 million are children.

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The new studies have also discovered that majority of the allergy issues are caused by eight foods: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. The study also claims that peanut is the most common of all the food that causes or triggers food allergic reactions. This new information will also help The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 where food products have to be clearly labeled either through an allergen statement or while putting the information in the ingredient list. The new study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.