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Aug 13 2017

Why Are So Many Kids Allergic to Peanuts? #allergic #to #everything

# Why Are So Many Kids Allergic to Peanuts? Gary C. Knapp/AP Photo The number of school-age kids with peanut allergies has doubled in the past decade. Yet scientists can’t quite put their finger on what makes the legume such a threat or why the allergy has become so prevalent. Theories abound, though, and most involve an overactive immune system. “We have done such a good job of eliminating the threats that the immune system is supposed to manage, that it’s looking for something to do,” says Anne Muñoz-Furlong, CEO of the nonprofit Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Parents feed …