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Peanut Allergies More Common in Kids from Wealthy Families
yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2012

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:06:08 PM PST by grundle

Children from wealthy families may more likely to have peanut allergies than those less well-off, a new study finds.

In the study, children ages 1 to 9 from high-income families had higher rates of peanut allergies compared with children these ages from lower income families.

The researchers analyzed information from 8,306 children and adultswhose blood samples were taken as part of a national health survey in 2005 to 2006. About 9 percent of participants had an elevated levels of antibodies to peanuts, indicating they had the potential to be allergic to peanuts.

The results add support to the hygiene hypothesis, said study researcher Dr. Sandy Yip, of the U.S. Air Force. The hygiene hypothesis is the idea that living in a cleaner environment may make people's immune systems more sensitive, and increase the prevalence of allergies.

The findings are also inline with those of a study published earlier this year, which found children living in cities were more likely to have food allergies compared with those living in rural areas, which tend to be less expensive than cities.

The study was presented this week at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:06:14 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
I see two causes
1. Soy milk and soy in baby formula. Babies are not supposed to get this foreign protein and develop antigens to it. Soybeans and peanuts are legumes.
2. Wealthy families have cleaner homes. The human immune system was designed for less sanitary conditions. If our immune system isn't going to fight disease, it will pick other targets.
2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:27 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: grundle
I wish I could find the study, but supposedly there exists some peanut-flavored pacifier for kids in Israel.

Conclusion? Virtually NO peanut allergies in the kids.

Surprise.

3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:36 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: rmlew

#1......concerned me as a mom. Because soy contains phytoestrogens.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:26:19 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: grundle

Rich moms also need to create drama. Im sure their kids also have more ADD, more “Autism”, more lactose intolerance, etc etc. Examples are the leading women in the Petraeus drama. All rich moms with specialist physician husbands.

Im just sayin’


5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:32:58 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino
You may be on to something. But when your child vomits and then begins to not be able to breathe, the drama becomes kind of real. Just sayin’-
6 posted on 11/12/2012 7:01:02 PM PST by Floyd Rivers
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To: rmlew

1. Soy milk and soy in baby formula. Babies are not supposed to get this foreign protein and develop antigens to it. Soybeans and peanuts are legumes.

That makes a lot of sense. I’ve wondered about the huge increase in this allergy for awhile now. Never heard of it until about 15 years ago, and now every kid has it


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:14:26 PM PST by Figment
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I also think that soy milk is a major reason for the increase in homosexuals.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:16:09 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: grundle

Survival of the un-fittest? Maybe. How many of them invent, design and build something? How many get their incomes from government, NGOs (nonprofits, etc.) or government-linked rackets? Time and the default process will tell.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:45:17 PM PST by familyop
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To: grundle

The hygiene hypothesis is the idea that living in a cleaner environment may make people’s immune systems more sensitive, and increase the prevalence of allergies.

&&&
This is ridiculous. One can be poor and still maintain a clean household — in a developed country, at least. And I know of well-off households, particularly in this current generation of parents, which seems to have far too many lazy and disorganized mothers, that are not well maintained in terms of hygiene.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:53:22 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: grundle
I can see the headline now “CIA linked to peanut epidemic in affluent neighborhoods.”
11 posted on 11/12/2012 8:41:00 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama ->The Jayson Blair administration)
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To: grundle
I love peanut butter and every few weeks I have a craving for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of ice cold milk.

Alas, peanut butter has a mild laxative effect on me. Is this an allergy?

12 posted on 11/12/2012 8:57:47 PM PST by Oratam
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To: grundle

Not to worry, peanut allergies will soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to Obama there will be no more wealthy families.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 9:22:33 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Oratam

PBJ and cold glass of milk...um...um...um. Food and nectar of the gods.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 9:49:30 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Oratam

Oh...and it has to be raspberry jam. :-)


15 posted on 11/12/2012 9:50:32 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: rmlew

Agree with your conclusions; but clearly; if ‘wealthy’ families ‘breed’ peanut allergies; these should be non-existent by 2016.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 10:10:23 PM PST by cricket
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To: grundle

But imagine the dilemma of the child from a wealthy family who’s allergic to macadamia nuts and truffles....


17 posted on 11/13/2012 4:32:13 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Oratam

No, peanut allergies tend to be of the hives, swelling, throat closing variety. I’d guess it’s more fats/oils related.

Does greasy meat do the same thing to you?


18 posted on 11/14/2012 1:22:26 PM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Can’t be fats or oil. My girlfriend with a peanut allergy says her lips start to swell if I just breathe on her after eating peanuts. I know it’s true too. She didn’t even know I ate them, but once she felt the swelling she figured it out.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 1:25:34 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Come to mention it, yes. Should I be concerned?


20 posted on 11/14/2012 4:04:00 PM PST by Oratam
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To: ez

Aye, wasn’t talking to you, was talking to the poster with mild digestive issues from it.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 5:03:40 PM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Oratam

Probably not, if it’s not severe or distressing. Some folks simply digest fats a bit less well than others.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 5:04:25 PM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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