Australia Named Food Allergy Capital of the World

Previous research has indicated that food allergies are more common in Australian children than children living in other countries, and recent results from the long-running HealthNuts population-based study have found that 1 in 10 Australian one-year-olds have a food allergy. This has led to Australia being titled the “allergy capital of the world”, and it has also raised questions about what can be done about our high allergy rates. Professor Jennifer Koplin, Group Leader of Childhood Allergy & Epidemiology at the University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre, joined the Monday Daily to chat more on factors contributing to the growing rate of childhood allergies in Australia. 


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