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Rate of food allergies skyrocketing since late 90s

PORLAND, Ore. -- The rate of food allergies in kids has skyrocketed since the late 1990s, and some kids are more likely to develop them than others.


These days, more than 5 percent of all kids have food allergies.


"Maybe once every couple of months in the past I was seeing a kid with food allergies," Dr. Rene Anderson-Cowell said. "Now, I'm seeing 10 a day. So there's clearly a change, and it's very dramatic."


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