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According to researchers at Northwestern University, race and ancestry make black children twice as likely than white children to be allergic to certain foods like eggs, peanuts and milk.

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that about 38 percent of black children had food sensitivities compared to 22 percent of children.

“When the researchers looked at the genetic markers for ancestry, they found that for every 10% increment in African ancestry, children were 7% more likely to have antibodies to the allergy-causing foods than white children,”  Time magazine reports.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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