Kids who are allergic to cow’s milk weigh less and are smaller than other children who have allergies to tree nuts or peanuts and these findings continue into early adolescence. The results of a longitudinal study were published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. This study is the first one to differentiate growth patterns from childhood to adulthood in children having persistent food allergies. Karen A. Robbins, Lead Study Author from Children’s National Hospital, said, “The published information about development trajectories for children having ongoing food allergies is limited. It is unclear how these development trends eventually control how tall these kids will become and how much they will weigh as adults. Nevertheless, our study findings support recent research that indicates that young adults having persistent cow’s milk allergy might not reach their full development potential.”
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 1 in 13 children in the U.S. suffers from a food allergy with eggs, shellfish, fish, milk, soy, wheat, tree nuts, and peanuts accounting for the most severe allergic reactions. As there is no treatment and such allergies can be fatal, most of the people eradicate one or more main allergens from their diets.
On a similar note, earlier, a study stated that milk allergy impacts half of the food-allergic kids in the U.S. under age one. Though parents frequently target peanuts as the food allergy they need to be concerned about most, cow’s milk is the most normal food allergy in kids under 5 Years of age. New research presented at the ACAAI’s (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) Annual Scientific Meeting revealed that more than 2% of all children in the U.S. under the age of 5 experience a milk allergy, and 53% of food-allergic infants below age 1 experience a cow’s milk allergy.