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Childhood Allergies May be Affected by Race, Genetics, Henry Ford Hospital Study



2/25/2013 7:14:37 AM

Research conducted at Henry Ford Hospital shows that race and possibly genetics play a role in children's sensitivity to developing allergies. Researchers found:

• African-American children were sensitized to at least one food allergen three times more often than Caucasian children.

• African-American children with one allergic parent were sensitized to an environmental allergen twice as often as African-American children without an allergic parent.

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