The most common food allergen groups were shellfish, fruits or vegetables, dairy and peanuts, in that order. Women and Asians were more likely to have food allergies and intolerances than other groups, the study found.

Dr. Li Zhou, the senior author and an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said that young children had higher rates of allergies than adults, and that allergy rates increased among all patients each year between 2000 and 2013.

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