Sunday, June 11, 2006

Don't overstress about kids' food allergies

A study shows that a lot of parents may be unnecessarily restricting their children's diets out of fear of food allergies:

Dr Taraneh Dean ... found that 54 per cent of a group of one-year-olds were being made to avoid some foods because their parents perceived them to have had reactions to items such as cow's milk, wheat, eggs or additives. Overall, however, only two to six per cent of the infants had clinically confirmed food hypersensitivity ....

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