Latitude Linked to Food Allergies

The connection found may be related to vitamin D which the body gets primarily from sun exposure. Data collected on children who use a non-allergic formula, are prescribed Epi-pens to treat emergency allergic reactions or who show up in emergency rooms after such a reaction tend to cluster far more in southern Australia than the north.

The studies were published in the journals Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

- MedIndia

Published Monday, December 14th, 2009

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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