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Research: Obesity could be fuelling food allergies


May 12, 2009
By BakeryAndSnacks.com

mixed_nutsMay 12, 2009 – Rising childhood obesity levels may also be driving the increases in food allergies, suggests new research from the U.S.

mixed_nutsMay 12, 2009 – Rising childhood
obesity levels may also be driving the increases in food allergies,
suggests new research from the U.S.

Data from over 4,000 children indicated that increases observed in
allergic disease in children, particularly food allergy, may be due to
obesity, with inflammation also linked to allergy development.

“The associations were stronger for the obese weight category than
the overweight category, providing evidence of a dose response for
weight,” wrote the researchers, led by Cynthia Visness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. | READ MORE

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