(CHICAGO) -- Close to six million children in the U.S. suffer from food allergies, according to a new study published Monday in Pediatrics.
Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine collected data from over 38,000 children in the country and found that 8 percent of them had food allergies. The most common allergy was to peanuts, followed by milk and shellfish.
A third of the children surveyed were also found to have multiple food allergies.
Futhermore, researchers found that kids who are black or Asian or come from higher income families have a greater chance of being allergic to some type of food.
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