Entries in Shellfish (2)


Nearly Six Million Kids Have Food Allergies

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(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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Scientisits 'See' New Benefit in Fish Diets

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Eating fish may be the key to saving your eyesight.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore claim that the onset of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, might be minimized by a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which fish have in abundance.

AMD is prevalent in seniors and is the major cause of blindness in Caucasians.

Lead study author Sheila K. West reported a study of 2,400 people between the ages of 65 and 84 revealed that those who ate less omega-3-rich fish and shellfish were more prone to contracting AMD and being in the advanced stages of the disease.

Seniors in the study group lived in Maryland's Eastern Shore region, where fish and shellfish are a dietary staple.

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