The Obesity and Allergy Link

Author: Dr Nicola Davies

Date: NOV 2017

"It is thought that around one in four adults in the UK are obese. In addition, the number of people affected by one or more allergies is thought to be more than one in four, with some indicating that the numbers could be as high as 45%.

The prevalence and co-existence of both conditions has led many to think there is a link between the two; are people who suffer from one or more allergies more likely to be obese, and why? Or is obesity a contributing factor in developing an allergy?”

This article, which looks at the links between allergies and obesity, was published by Action Against Allergy in their members’ journal Allergy Newsletter No.120. Are they connected? Does one influence the other? Click here to read the full article…

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