Allergy and Asthma

 

Introduction

 
   

Developed countries have seen a marked increase in the numbers of people of all ages, but especially children, who suffer from food allergies. Allergies to foods such as cereals, eggs, dairy products, nuts and fish cause symptoms ranging from mild shortness of breath to life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Yet the underlying reasons for the apparent growth in the prevalence of the condition are not really understood, nor do we know why some people develop allergies and others do not. We do not even have reliable figures about the incidence and growth of allergies.

 

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This site was last updated in 2008/2009
Last update: 2008-2009