Study looks at link between asthma, food allergies in childhood

05/20/2011 | United Press International

A study from the Quest Diagnostics Health Trends Report found a pattern of allergen sensitivity resembling the "allergy march," which means that those with food allergies in childhood had an increased risk of asthma and other more severe allergy-related conditions in later years. The preliminary findings indicate that patients with asthma had a 20% higher risk of developing allergies, especially to mold, dust mites and other indoor allergens, compared with those without the condition.

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