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Study: sesame allergy more common than expected

August 03, 2019 03:33 PM

A new study shows more people are allergic to sesame than previously thought. 

According to researchers from the Northwestern University, more than a million Americans are believed to have a sesame allergy and a majority reported having at least one other food allergy. 

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Experts say sesame can be hard to avoid because it's in a lot of foods as hidden ingredients. 

Sesame labeling on food packaging is currently not required by the law, but the FDA is considering changing that. 

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