The Latest On Food Allergies

Why do so many people have allergies? Get the real story on peanut allergies, gluten intolerance, and more.

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Allergies in the news

by Stacey Colino

From celebrities shunning gluten to schools banning peanuts, food allergies are all over the news. To get up-to-the-minute info on why so many people are affected, Health went to one of the country’s leading experts, Stephen I. Wasserman, MD, a professor of medicine and researcher at the University of California, San Diego, and a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

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