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Food allergies and intolerance

1 in 25
About the number of Americans suffering from food allergies.

6 to 8 percent
Amount of children aged six years and younger who suffer from food allergies.

28 percent
Roughly the number of Americans who suffer from food intolerance.

2 percent
Amount of adults who suffer from food allergies.

90 percent
Amount of food allergies in adults caused by peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, and the amount of food allergies in children caused by milk, egg, peanuts, wheat, soy and tree nuts.

30 million to 50 million
Number of Americans who are lactose intolerant.

Up to 90 percent
Number of Asian-Americans who are lactose intolerant.

1 in 133
Number of Americans who suffer from celiac disease, intolerance to protein gluten.

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