Walnuts may be the new peanut

Once again, Australia has been making headlines for having the highest rates of allergies in the world. It seems allergists are are no closer to knowing what the definate cause of allergies is. Furthermore, it seems allergies are changing in severity and also the rate of being ourgrown. It also appears that the most common food allergy to peanuts has been replaced with walnut.

Dr Rob Loblay (RPA) said ''Walnuts have now overtaken peanut reactions, we're seeing allergies from foods that never used to be an issue like rice and wheat, plus the reactions are happening in different areas than before, such as in the oesophagus or intestine.''

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/australian-allergy-rates-baffle-experts-20120906-25hda.html#ixzz26X6ILut4

One thing for sure we need more money for research. If the rates of allergies continue to increase the way they are, it won't be long before having an allergy will be the norm rather than the exception.

 

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