Food Allergy: Temporal Trends and Determinants

  title={Food Allergy: Temporal Trends and Determinants},
  author={Moshe Ben-Shoshan and Elizabeth Turnbull and Ann E. Clarke},
  journal={Current Allergy and Asthma Reports},
This review summarizes studies discussing temporal trends in the prevalence of food allergy as well as potential factors associated with the development of food allergy. In addition, we will address the potential hypotheses accounting for the apparent increase in food allergy prevalence. Studies suggest increased prevalence of food allergy. However, relatively little is known about its pathogenesis. This review aims to assess temporal trends in the prevalence of food allergy and discuss… 
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