New Data Analysis Shows Possible Link between Childhood Obesity and Allergies

A new study indicates there may be yet another reason to reduce childhood obesity — it may help prevent allergies. The study published in the May issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that obese children and adolescents are at increased risk of having some kind of allergy, especially to a food. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 5/4/09)