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Johns Hopkins Medicine answeredAn estimated 2.5 percent of Americans — 7.5 million people — have at least one food allergy and young black children with asthma appear to be at the highest risk, according to a recent 2010 study.
According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), as many as 15 million Americans have food allergies, including approximately 6 million children. Food allergy is a growing public health concern in the U.S. Though reasons for this are poorly understood, the prevalence of food allergies and associated anaphylaxis appears to be on the rise. The incidence of peanut and tree nut allergy among children appears to have tripled between 1997 and 2008. Research suggests that food-related anaphylaxis might be underdiagnosed.
National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredScientists estimate that approximately 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies.