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Huge increase in food allergies in Australia may be due to low vitamin D

Hypothesis: adolescent allergies associated with low vitamin D levels

Allergy statistics for many countries, not just Australia

  • 5X increase in hospital admissions due to food allergies in children 1994-2005
  • eczema and hay fever up 3X in past 30 years

Overview Asthma and Vitamin D

  • There appears to be strong evidence that increasing vitamin D decreases asthma
  • Australia had a huge increase in Asthma in the 90’s (perhaps also due to low levels of vitamin D)

11 new reasons for vitamin D deficiency in the past 30-40 years Australia has several of them

  • 1) Air conditioning - to avoid the intense UV from the sun
  • 5) Want whiter skin - avoid dark skin color of the native Australians
  • 6) Fear skin cancer – when should fear skin burn and fear lack of vitamin D
    • Australia has been the sunscreen capital of the world for the past 4 decades

Food allergy epidemic in Australia June 2011

  • 10% in Australia as compared with 5% elsewhere

Allergy Capital updated April 2011

  • 19.6% of the population had at least one allergic disease
  • The highest prevalence of allergies is in the working age population, with 78% of people with allergies aged 15 to 64 years;
  • Average of 1.74 simultaneous allergies per person
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) currently affects
    • 1/10 children aged 6-7 years
    • 1/6 children aged 13-14 years
    • 2/5 adults
  • Asthma currently affects
    • 1/5 children
    • 1/10 adults
  • Eczema currently affects
    • 1/6 children aged 6-7 years
    • 1/10 children aged 13-14 years
    • 1/14 adults

Australia: world's food allergy capital? Sidney Morning Herald - July 17, 2011

  • This is the article which caused this webpage to be made

See also VitaminDWiki

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Personal note by the Admin of VitaminDWiki

I wrote a booklet on Allergies in the 1980's
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Less Sun Less D Less Health

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