The December issue of Pediatrics, a peer reviewed scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will include a study titled “Food Allergy Among Children in the United States”.
“According to the study, in addition to an 18 percent increase in the prevalence of self-reported food allergy, visits to ambulatory facilities related to food allergies nearly tripled between 1993-1997 and 2003-2006 from an estimated 116,000 to 317,000 visits per year. Researchers also found that in 2005-2006, 9 percent of U.S. children 1 to 17 years of age had positive serum immunoglobulin E antibodies to peanuts.”
More details can be found at the AAP website by clicking on Food Allergy Study
The full article from Pediatrics can be found by clicking on Food Allergy Among Children in the United States