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
To hear more of this discussion, listen below:
In a recent interview with House & Garden SA, Breakfast host Refilwe Moloto talks cooking, Vermont and #CrooningContessa.Read More
Replacing faulty car keys can cost a fortune. Cape Town motorists have suggested 10 locksmith companies that won't break the bank.Read More
The average price of key brands such as Toyota and Ford is dropping, says motoring journalist Ciro de Siena.Read More
Entrpreneur and founder of The Hatch Foundation Ian Fuhr shares some advice for corporate SA that applies to us allRead More
An investigation has revealed that an EFF councillor is allegedly behind the race-baiting Twitter account @TracyZille which has caused outrage online.Read More
It’s game time, Mzansi, says legend-of-legends John Kani. Arabile Gumede interviews advertising expert Andy Rice.Read More
What is Robinhood? Why is Tesla booming? Arabile Gumede interviews Paul Theron, potty-mouthed MD of Vestact Asset Management.Read More
Residents and caregivers at a nursing home in the UK have been recreating classic album covers to keep themselves occupied during the lockdown.Read More
Arabile Gumede interviews actress Dineo Moeketsi (Langa) about her attitude to money and beliefs about it.Read More
Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gazetted updated regulations on Sunday removing any ambiguity around overnight leisure travel.Read More