New Data Analysis Shows Possible Link between Childhood Obesity and Allergies – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows obesity in children and adolescents is associated with allergies, especially to food. Dr. Darryl Zeldin is with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. He adds that while the association does not prove that obesity causes allergies, it is important.
Zeldin: Because food allergy is not uncommon in children and obesity is not uncommon in children. And given that both of these problems, food allergy and obesity, appear to be increasing in the population, studying these issues and their relationship is important.
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