African Americans Prone to Peanut Allergies

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A new study has linked African ancestry to an increased risk of childhood peanut allergies.

Researchers at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital examined the genetic code of a group of African American children.

They found with every 10-percent increase of African ancestry ... there was a 25-percent increase in the likelihood of a peanut allergy.

African heritage was also associated with more allergies to milk, eggs and several other foods.

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