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  • It is reported that 8% of U.S. children have a food allergy, some of them severe enough to be considered life threatening. Approximately 125 people die in the U.S. every year from food allergies. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergies. There are even kids with multiple food allergies. One of the kids I met through the peanut allergy study I am in, is severely allergic to more than 5 different foods!

    Approximately 90% of all food allergy reactions can be attributed to the following foods: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Since 2006, food makers have been required to clearly state on food labels (after or adjacent to the list of ingredients) whether their products contain these eight most common food allergens. But you can not rely on food labels alone. Did you know that "arachis" is an alternative term for peanut or that many restaurants add peanut butter to their sauces or chili as a thickening agent?

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March 15, 2009

Comments

allergist

Glad to hear that he already recover his peanut allergy.

-Kaylee

Leiah McEver

I have a 12 year old who has a peanut and tree nut allergy. When I first heard of the success with this new study, I was driving and felt a sense of hope like never before with this peanut allergy that has pretty much controlled everything we do. Thank you for this website which has already answered so many of my questions. I would love to get my son involved in a study like bo has gone through. How did you hear about the opportunity to participate in this study?

Jennifer B

Very exciting! Will continue to follow Bo's progress with interest.

jenny

I read the news and I am so thankful to everyone involved in the research. I am glad to hear Bo's promising treatment, all the hardwork(the drive...etc) is worth it!

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