The report by Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago has found that half of the people with food allergies develop in adulthood.
"We were surprised to see that anti-alcohol allergies were so common," said Ruchi Gupta, a senior researcher and pediatrician at the North Carolina University of Nursing School at the Feinberg School of Medicine, today.
The report warns that the most common food allergens in Americans are seafood that affects 7.2 million people and "generally begins in adulthood and is very common throughout life," said the researcher.
According to the study, milk (4.7 million), peanuts (4.5 million) and nuts (3 million) are still allergic.
Rugs (2.2 million), eggs (2 million), wheat (2 million), soy (1.5 million) and sesame (half million) are also common.
The number of adults with food allergies in the United States. It exceeds 26 million people, an estimated evaluation, which has evaluated a nationwide evaluation of more than 40,000 adults.
On the other hand, 19% of adults are wrongly believed to be allergic to all foods and avoid consumptions.
"It's important that you consult your doctor before making the evaluations and have a proper diagnosis before dialing completely diets," Gupta recommends.
Only half of the adults with food allergies are diagnosed by a physician and now 25% have a prescription of epinephrine, the substance that uses most allergic reactions.