(NBC)– There’s nothing worse than dealing with a food allergy. The constant patrolling of foods can be overwhelming for anyone. And, experts say you can develop a food allergy at any age. 50 percent of people with a food allergy develop it in adulthood.
It seems that food allergies are on the rise, doubling in the last few decades. The most common aversion in children are peanuts, dairy, soy and treenuts. And, most common food allergy for adults is shrimp, representing about three percent.
However, there is good news! Experts are learning more about major influencing factors that may contribute to allergies. The study behind food allergies will help in building a road map for a happy and healthier future for children…and adults.