Diagnosing and Treating Food Allergies: The State of the Research – RAND – June 2010

Posted on June 16, 2010. Filed under: Dietetics, Immunology and Allergy | Tags: |

Diagnosing and Treating Food Allergies: The State of the Research – RAND – June 2010
 
By: Jennifer J. Schneider Chafen, Sydne Newberry, Marc Riedl, Dena M. Bravata, Margaret Maglione, Marika Suttorp, Vandana Sundaram, Neil M. Paige, Ali Towfigh, Benjamin J. Hulley, Paul G. Shekelle

A systematic review of food allergy research found that the prevalence of food allergy in the United States appears to be between 1 and 10 percent, but estimates remain questionable because of poor reliability of the tests used for allergy diagnosis.

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