- By Dana Sparks
Peanut and Other Food Allergies
This week Dr. Richard Besser at ABC News conducted a Twitter Chat about food allergies. For instance, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, twice as many children as adults are diagnosed with peanut allergies and only 20 percent of them outgrow peanut sensitivities.
Dr. Adela Taylor, an allergist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., who participated in the chat, said she feels most adults are better equipped to deal with their food allergies than children because they can advocate for themselves. "Adults can prepare their own food and read the labels on their own," she said. "They can have a conversation and they can ask the right questions."
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