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Hypothesis – Australia has highest rate of food allergy due to avoiding the sun – Sept 2015

Why Does Australia Appear to Have the Highest Rates of Food Allergy?

Pediatric Clinics of North America
Katrina J. Allen, MBBS, FRACP, PhDa, b, c, d, e, , , Jennifer J. Koplin, PhDa, d
a Centre of Food and Allergy Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia
b Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia
c Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia
d Department of Paediatrics, The Royal Children’s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia
e Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

The 3 key hypotheses for the rise in food allergy in the 21st century are currently

  • (1) the hygiene hypothesis (which includes microbial diversity);
  • (2) the dual allergen exposure (or Lack) hypothesis, and
  • (3) the vitamin D hypothesis.

 Download the PDF of first page from VitaminDWiki

Note: hypothesis #1 and #2 would also be true anywhere around the world,

But only Australia has the most infants allergic to food

Australia started their avoidance of the sun campaign in the 1980s

Here is the graph of the resulting increase in food allergy in Australia

from   PDF on VitaminDWiki

Food allergy in New Zealand 2.2X MORE likely if high vitamin D - 2016.pdf

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See also VitaminDWiki

Pages listed in BOTH the Autoimmune and Australia-NZ

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