New study finds many food allergies develop in adulthood

(NBC NEWS) - Even though there is a lot of focus on food allergies in children, many allergies don't appear until adulthood.

A new study reveals nearly half of people with food allergies develop them after the age of 17.

In fact, more than a third of seafood allergies do not appear until adulthood.

African-American, Asian and Hispanic adults were more at risk for adult onset allergies than Caucasian.

Experts say many adults don't get tested when they have symptoms because they assume all food allergies begin in childhood.

Experts recommend speaking to your doctor if you have experienced allergy symptoms from various food items. 


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