Newswise — A new study in Pediatrics finds 8 percent of children have food allergies, much higher that previously reported.

Allergist Dr. Stanley Fineman, president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, can provide an allergist’s perspective on the study’s findings, including:• The study’s limitations and issues surrounding self-reporting of food allergies• The importance of correctly diagnosing and treating food allergies• How parents should approach their child’s food allergy or possible food allergies• How allergists treat food allergies

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The Pediatrics study is embargoed until Monday, June 20, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time.