Teens and Food Allergies

Teens and Food Allergies

This news shouldn’t be surprising because teenagers are known to be risk-takers and think they are immortal. We’re not going to talk about alcohol or drug abuse or driving fast. Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that teens are more likely to take risks when it comes to food allergies. Behavior such as not reading food labels or knowingly eating foods labeled “May Contain Allergens” are relatively common. Teens can also be careless. In a poll of 174 food-allergic individuals, the results showed many of them do not always carry self-injectable epinephrine, the medication that is immediately needed in the case of a severe allergic reaction. There were 174 teens in the study and clearly it shows that it is an issue.

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