Peanut Allergy Case Study

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CONTENTS: TITLE: PAGE NUMBER: Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Review of literature 3-4 Methodology & presentation of findings 4-5 Processing of findings 6 Conclusion 7 Reference list & plagiarism check…show more content…
These studies were conducted in the United States due to the fact that food allergies have increased in the last decade and a half therefore resulting in an increase in public complications for the sufferers and a financial liability for the families. The studies consisted of two groups; the first group ate a peanut-containing snack at least two to three times a week while the second group did not any foods that contained a trace of peanuts. The results of this study were interesting due to the vast difference between the two groups. The group which avoided peanuts completely had 17 percent of them get a peanut allergy however the group which ate peanut-containing foods regularly had only 3 percent of them develop a peanut allergy. Therefore introducing infants to peanuts at an earlier age may lessen the risk of them developing an allergy to it. However this should happen in their first year of life due to our bodies…show more content…
The result of the gender which has the greater amount of food allergies is very interesting due to 85.7% of the 56 results being female while only 14.3% were male. This helped to understand what gender has the greater risk of getting a food allergy. However the reliability of these results is not to its optimum due to the area of which the survey was put out into. The result showing the percentage difference between the allergens was that wheat allergy (42.9%) is the most common allergy between the 8 food allergies while only 10.7% of the participants have a fish allergy. while the difference between shellfish (28.6%) and tree nuts (26.8%) was only 1.8% or by one participant. Egg and soy had the same result (19.6%). Milk and peanuts also had the same result (39.3%). From the results it could be said that hives and a tight throat (52%) are the most common symptom that occurs. weak pulse (12%) and discoloration of skin (14%) only had a difference of 2% or 1 person. While having shortness of breath (38%) and anaphylaxis (38%) had the same result. However there was no symptom that was drastically out of the result wanting to be

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