Austin, TX: Food allergies in kids are on the rise; CDC: 18% increase in the last decade

May 7, 2018, KXAN—TV, Austin, TX: As food allergies among kids rise, Dell Children's expands Doctors say food allergies among kids are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children diagnosed with food allergies has increased by 18 percent in the last decade. Dell Children's also launched the first clinical trials for food allergies in the area. … Dr. Varshney said food allergies can impact two kids in each school classroom. It significantly impacts quality of life, similar to other chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes. … Dell Children's says trials are full right now, but the food allergy center is preparing for future studies.

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