The rate of food allergies has TRIPLED in 10 years – and scientists think the Western diet could be the trigger

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The rate of food allergies in the US has more than tripled in the last 10 years, according to research.

Scientists suggest the spike in allergies can be linked to genetics, environment and changes in food manufacturing.  

There has been an overall 377 percent surge in allergies reported in the last 10 years and the main foods triggering severe allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis, were peanuts which rose by 445 percent, and tree nuts and seeds which grew by 603 percent in that time.

But data showed that a third of allergies were triggered in the ‘other specific foods’ category where foods were unknown, leading researchers to believe that changes to what it is inside food or the Western diet may be a contributing factor.

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