The incidence of food allergies among black children in the U.S. rose at a rate of 2.1% per decade between 1988 and 2011, compared with 1.2% for Hispanic children and 1% for white children, researchers said. They cautioned, however, that the increase was in self-reported allergies and that more work is needed to determine the cause of the increase. The findings were published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

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