FOOD ALLERGY FALLACY

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SUSPECT YOU HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY? Don't be so sure. A recent study from Germany found that only half of people surveyed who thought they had food allergies actually did. Because treatment often calls for eliminating healthful foods (shellfish, fish, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts are some of the most common allergy provokers in adults), it's important to know the truth. Schedule a visit with an allergist for testing, but continue avoiding the food until you get your results. Find an allergist at acaai.org/locateallergist.

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By Rachel Meltzer Warren

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