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Food Allergy Learning Zone
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Food allergy overview

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Read time: 50 mins
Last updated:4th Aug 2021
Published:4th Aug 2021

Food allergies are common and burdensome conditions, that are increasingly becoming more prevalent. Explore:

  • The prevalence of food allergies in our infographic
  • Different types of food allergy, their symptoms, and risk factors
  • Our interviews on the burden of food allergies, from misdiagnosis to social impact

In the last several decades, the increasing prevalence of food allergy has become a significant public health concern for families and healthcare professionals around the world1

While the burden of food allergy is variable, it impacts people of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status1.

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Food allergies are a pathological and potentially fatal adverse immune response to a normally innocuous antigen present in food12.

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The pathophysiology of food allergy is likely the result of genetic susceptibility, and an interaction of prenatal and postnatal environmental factors25

Lifestyle, culture, and behavioural factors, as well as diet and other exposures, may also impact the frequency, severity, and type of allergic reactions26.

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A major consideration of food allergies is the impact on health-related quality of life for patients and their carers. 

Food allergy is associated with symptoms that only occur during an allergic reaction.

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References

  1. Warren CM, Jiang J, Gupta RS. Epidemiology and Burden of Food Allergy. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2020;20(2):1–9.
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