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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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December 12, 2009

Comments

Carolyn

Can you update us as to whether Bo is still doing well and your success is continuing after six months from your last post? I am curious to know how you are doing.

nellie

Wow! Your blog is such an encouragement to parents everywhere who worry about the safety of their children who suffer from a peanut allergy. I look forward to the day when children like my son will benifit from the medical breakthroughs that trials such as your son's will provide.

Jenny

Wow - just now thought of searching for peanut allergy blog and found you. Congratulations on the success of the trails. Thank you for sharing. My daughter has a nut and peanut allergy. We don't have those trials available where we live...yet

AllergicKids

Very interesting read. My older son has a slight peanut reaction, only if he actually eats peanuts, nothing life threatening. He is 12. Hope your son does well.

Dawn

Thanks for the update. Love to periodically check in on Bo's progress! Hoping my little guy can one day benefit from Bo's clinical trial. All of your effort has paid off for Bo and potentially many other children in the future. How wonderful and exciting!

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