Young children and teenagers are more prone to allergies, say experts from the United States.
Their findings are based on observations of more than 4,100 children between the ages of 2 and 19 who participated in a public health and nutrition survey. It has been found that the incidence of all allergies in obese people is 26% higher. Hypersensitivity to food is 59% higher in overweight people, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reported.
As clear as the results are, allergists do not dare to claim that obesity itself is a cause of allergies.
Other, more in-depth studies are needed to clarify such a relationship. Given the high incidence in both directions in recent decades, there is clearly one. Understanding its genesis would also help prevent them, experts say. Preventing hypersensitivity would be another solid motivation to fight obesity