Food Allergies in Adults

May 30, 2019 11:44 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter

Food Allergies in Adults

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When most of us think of food allergy, we believe it's something that mostly happens in children. But a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open sheds new light on the subject. It shows that food allergy is also a common problem in adults in the U.S.

The study, headed by Dr. Ruchi Gupta - a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a physician at Lurie Children's Hospital - surveyed more than 40,000 adults by telephone and internet throughout the U.S. from late 2015 to late 2016.

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