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Study: Only half of the matallergikerne was allergic

Two out of ten adults in the united STATES believe they have a food allergy. This is almost twice as many as actually have got a confirmed diagnosis, shows the study that was recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

In the study, which is based on surveys from over 40 000 inhabitants, a 10.8 per cent to have a confirmed food allergy. Among those who thought they were allergic, reported many of the symptoms that are not consistent with true food allergy, type Research.no.

This is known problem from most western countries, confirms the clinical nutritionist Vibeke Østberg Landaas at Oslo university hospital, Rikshospitalet.

- A european study shows that 5.9 per cent believe they even have food allergy, whereas only 2.6 per cent can be confirmed by either convincing clinical history or by positive kostprovokasjon, informs Landaas to research.no.

Votes with the Norwegian studies

By a kostprovokasjon the patient is given different types of food under controlled conditions so that doctors can see if there really comes an allergic reaction.

Christine Henriksen, nutritionist and associate professor at the University of Oslo, is not aware of any similar studies of adults in the Uk. But the results match with the Norwegian studies on children, confirms she.

- That far more people think they are allergic than the number that have got it confirmed from the doctor, accords well with what we know from before, " she says of the Research.no.

She believes the overall incidence of food allergies probably is even lower in reality, since the study only based on the survey. the

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