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How Many People Have Food Allergies? (Infographic)

How Many People Have Food Allergies? (Infographic)

The gluten-free lifestyle is becoming increasingly well-known, but how many people really suffer from celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other food allergies? A new infographic by Fooducate seeks to answer that question. While it only covers data from the U.S., it provides some fascinating information on who’s living with food allergies and how that is changing. Check it out below!

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10:27AM PDT on May 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing

6:48AM PDT on May 1, 2013

Noted..

3:31AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

12:15AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thank you :)

4:44PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Thank you

1:25AM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Fascinating.

12:37PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

thanks

10:45AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Interesting chart, especially with those that are lactose intolerant, which is probably since drinking milk is a habit that has been formed by misinformation.

8:38AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

I do have real allergies that are life threatening, but these are not, with the exception of tree nuts, in the list of "the major 8". Mine are mostly fruits and vegetables, not many, but serious. Add the seasonal things like pollen and mold, and it becomes a permanent disability that needs medication and watchfulness. To be seriously allergic to a common ingredient like tomato means that every meal in a restaurant or a package must be checked for every ingredient in the prepared food. People are very considerate now, and do ask in the kitchen, which has helped me so much.

10:32PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

The "infographic" shows an increase in children with with food allergies during a 10 year period of from 2.3 million to 3 million. Isn't that simply part of the increase in the US population? Are some of those children being counted twice? I mean, if a child was 4 years old in 1997, in 2007 that child would only be 14 years old, and still counted. I wish this "infographic" had some actual information, and not hyperbole. People are spending more money for gluten-free products? Big deal! Is it because more products are available, it's more fashionable to eat that way, or do more people really (percentagewise) have a problem? This article answers nothing, but does try to make you scared of what you may eat. Oh, and by the way, in my home state (Hawaii), most of our population is Asian, and yet, out of my 100s of friends and relatives, there doesn't seem to be much trouble with milk products. Guess we're all in that lucky 5%.

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