The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Food Allergies

Author: 
Misner, Scottie
Armstrong Florian, Traci
Publication Date: 
November 2012
Publication Number: 
AZ1067-2012
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Food allergies are on the rise and as a result more people are becoming in tune with this very important issue. A true food allergy, sometimes called a food hypersensitivity, causes the body to produce an immune reaction in response to eating a certain food. Recent studies show that almost 1 in 20 children under the age of five years of age and nearly 1 in 25 adults have an allergy to at least one food. Allergies are often inherited and most oftentimes diagnosed early in life.
Revised 11/2012. Originally published: 2006.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Nutritional Sciences
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1067
Keyword: 
food
allergies
immune system
children
Type: 
Text
Pamphlet
Subject Category: 
Food Safety, Nutrition and Health