Higher food-allergy rate is found in inner-city children

06/1/2011 | Reuters

Seventy-one percent of inner-city children who attended an allergy clinic because of stubborn asthma or eczema were found to be "sensitized" to at least one food, and 28% had food allergy, research shows. The rates are higher than in the average population and indicate that doctors who treat such children "should have a high degree of suspicion for food allergy," said a study author.

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