View Full Version : A Common Additive May Be Responsible For Skyrocketing Food Allergies

07-15-16, 12:12 PM
Julie M. Rodriguez (http://www.care2.com/causes/author/julier)
July 14, 2016

If it seems like food allergies are more common now than they were a decade or two ago, it’s not your imagination. In the U.S., the rate of food allergies (https://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats) increased a worrying 50 percent between 1997 and 2011 alone, and is now estimated to affect 1 in 13 children under 18 years old. Many of these allergies can be potentially deadly (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiGo7GorvLNAhULyWMKHQ2XDiYQFgguMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.care2.com%2Fcauses%2Fwhy-are-so-many-kids-deathly-allergic-to-food.html&usg=AFQjCNFfdW0JmjFsZ9SDK51Zav) — and yet researchers have been stumped when it comes to finding the cause for what has become an epidemic throughout the modern world.
In the past, there have been a few main explanations for the rise in allergies and intolerances, including the presence of GMOs in the food supply (a claim found likely to be unfounded by a recent massive study (http://www.care2.com/causes/gmos-may-be-safe-to-eat-but-some-are-still-bad-for-the-planet.html) on the safety of GMOs) and the so-called “hygiene hypothesis (http://www.care2.com/causes/3-reasons-food-allergies-are-on-the-rise.html).” Now, one researcher from Michigan State University, Cheryl Rockwell, is pointing the blame at a common food additive that may cause some people’s immune systems to go haywire.

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