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Children with food allergies have higher levels of anxiety than those without, finds research in the Journal of Pediatrics. The researchers surveyed 80 children, ages 4 to 12, and their caregivers. Most of the participants were from families of low socioeconomic status. Overall, 57 percent of the children with food allergies reported having symptoms of anxiety, compared with 48 percent of children without food allergies. There was no difference in depression symptoms between the two groups.

Susie Bean Gives