Ten fun facts about Food allergies

Fact 1
While the reason remains unknown, a study in 2013 showed that food allergies had increased by 50% in 1997 and 2011.

Fact 2
Egg allergies, caused from the white of the egg rather than the yolk, effect about 1 in 50 children, but they usually outgrow it by the age of 5.

Fact 3
Some people who suffer from latex allergies can also develop allergies to certain foods such as bananas, kiwis, avocados and more.

Fact 4
Some tick bites can cause alpha-gal to be injected into a person and can result in a red meat allergy, since alpha-gal is a protein found in red meat.

Fact 5
In 2012, trials were done using traditional Chinese medicine formula of herbs, and it showed to block reactions of food allergies in the mice models.

Fact 6
The top 8 food allergies in people are peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs.

Fact 7
About 25% of people think they have food allergies, when in reality, only 2% of adults and 6% of children have food allergies.

Fact 8
There are a general top 8 list of food allergies, but some are native to particular regions, such as rice allergies in East Asia.

Fact 9
Having a food allergy is generally limited to four or less foods, not as many as some people may think.

Fact 10
Food allergies happen because your body mistakes a protein in a food as harmful and are not digested properly.

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Short about Food allergies
An adverse response to food.