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Celebrities who have been refreshingly open about food allergies

The Kardashian-Jenner clan is reliably revealing about their personal lives. But when Kylie Jenner recently opened up about her daughter’s allergy to nuts, fans and advocates were particularly appreciative. 

Food allergies are a growing public health concern. Food allergies among children increased by 50% from 1997 to 2011, and now affect one in 13 children. Complications can range from a runny nose to life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Yet, there is still a pervasive stigma around the issue. In a 2011 study, 31.5% of children surveyed said they were bullied because of their food allergies.

Allergy Therapeutics plc (LON:AGY) is a market-leading, pioneering immunology business with specialist experience in the research and development of allergy treatments.

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