New Research Says Many College Students Are Disregarding Their Allergies

Young adults who go off to college are often taking care of themselves for the first time in their lives, and new research indicates they may need to do a better job watching what they eat.

A survey of more than 500 undergraduates found that of those who reported having food allergies, 42 percent knowingly ate foods that contained the allergens anyway.

Some said they thought they could eat around the specific allergen, like a peanut. Others said they knew it could be treated. However, only about 20 percent of students who'd had allergic reactions said they had an Epi-pen or other self-injectable medication in case of emergency.


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