A study recently released indicates that black male children have an increased risk of food allergy compared to other groups.
The study involved over 8200 participants ages 1-85. Peanut and shrimp were the most common food allergies and a study of demographics revealed that blacks, males and children, especially black male children, were found to have higher levels of sensitization associated with clinical food allergy.
I don't know what that means, but I don't feel too dumb since the researchers don't either. I just appreciate that studies are being conducted and hope that somewhere there's a big room with notes, scribbles and arrows all over the walls as scientists try to unlock the mysteries of food allergy.
Here's the full report from the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.