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Study: Adult-Onset Food Allergy Fairly Common
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One in four surveyed adults with food allergies reported developing their allergy after childhood, with women more likely to report an adult-onset food allergy than men, researchers reported here.

In more than 40,000 U.S. adults, the population-based analysis revealed that among adults with food allergies, 45.3% reported developing at least one food allergy after reaching age 18 years, according to Christopher Warren, a predoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, and colleagues.