Reaserch reveals rise in food allergies in SA
The Allergy Society of South Africa has discovered a rise in allergy and intolerance among South Africans. They have done a study which uncovered some new trends in food allergies that differ to 10 years ago.
A researcher at The Allergy Society of South Africa, Maresa Botha, says they wanted to find out how extensive this problem is and what is the cause is.
The study found that 2.5% of 1 to 3-year-old children in Cape Town had a confirmed food allergy, most commonly to egg (1.9%), some to peanuts (0.8%) and very few to milk and fish (0.1%).
We screened 1200 children in Cape Town, 1 - 3 years of age for common food allergies.Maresa Botha, Researcher at The Allergy Society of South Africa
We found that two-and-half percent of them had food allergies.Maresa Botha, Researcher at The Allergy Society of South Africa
And now we can confidently say that is the rate of food allergies in Cape Town.Maresa Botha, Researcher at The Allergy Society of South Africa
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