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US sesame allergy prevalence may be underestimated

A study in JAMA Network Open estimates that 0.49% of US children and adults, or more than 1.5 million individuals, have a current sesame allergy, nearly five times higher than previous estimates. The findings suggest sesame might warrant a listing among the top allergens in the US, but more studies detailing sesame allergy's natural history are needed, according to an accompanying editorial.

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