STAVING OFF ALLERGIES

April 18, 2005

It seems as though more and more people, particularly children, are suffering from allergies these days. As it turns out, the incidence of allergies really is on the rise, according to recent study data. Researchers used a blood test to measure IgE antibodies responsible for allergy symptoms. They found that children had two to three times more antibodies than their parents—proof positive that the younger generations are associated with a higher incidence of allergies, according to the researchers.