Thursday, April 11, 2019
Genetic Risk factors for Food Alergies
Food allergies is a medical condition that affects 32 million Americans. The range of expression is different for different individuals, but in some cases it can be life- threatening -Anaphylaxis. Studies have attempted to examine the genetic role in the development of food allergies for quite some time now. In a resent study published in the journal Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers have linked a gene called c11orf30/EMSY, which has been previously linked to other types of allergies to food allergies. Further finding of this study link EMSY to peanut allergy, which is a condition affecting many children.