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18 March 2009

AAAAI: Black Male Children Have Higher Risk of Food Allergies

Many interesting bits of allergy related news have come out of the recent AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) conference. One such item is the results of a National Health and Nutrition Survey which state that Black Male Children Have an Increased Risk for Food Allergies.

When I read about these survey results, I was reminded of a radio essay Jenny (The Nut-Free Mom Blog) pointed out not so long ago. Gluten--A White Person's Allergy?

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Jennifer, I of course thought of that NPR essay as well when I read this news today.

I knew that studies have shown that young African American children have a higher incidence of asthma--so I guess it's not surprising that food allergies would also be an issue. Both are autoimmune disorders.

Wait, didn't Joel Stein and Dr. Christakis (aka Dr. Evil--just my opinion everyone--Jennifer B doesn't condone that moniker!) agree that nut allergies are only a problem in "rich, white, lefty" communities?

Oh my, could they be wrong???? :)