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Study: Peanut allergies are more common among adults than children

A new study shows that peanut allergies may be more common among adults than children. Researchers found 17-percent of American adults developed a peanut allergy after age 18.
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Posted at 5:41 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 08:41:46-05

(KERO) — A new study shows that peanut allergies may be more common among adults than children. Researchers found 17-percent of American adults developed a peanut allergy after age 18.

They say more adults than kids are allergic even though it's generally been considered a pediatric issue.

Researchers also believe there are many adults that haven't been diagnosed since most adults tend to just avoid foods they have reactions to.