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Are food allergies genetic?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

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To some degree they may be.
For example in peanut allergic children subsequent sibs are probably at a higher risk than the general population for peanut allergy. However, the genetics of allergic disease is very complex and one generally passes on the ability to be allergic rather than a specific allergy.

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To some degree they may be.
For example in peanut allergic children subsequent sibs are probably at a higher risk than the general population for peanut allergy. However, the genetics of allergic disease is very complex and one generally passes on the ability to be allergic rather than a specific allergy.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
5 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

Having allergies is genetic.
Specific allergies whether to foods or inhalled allergens (like pollens, pets dust and molds) do have some familial patterns but they are not typically identical in family members, .

In brief: Somewhat

Having allergies is genetic.
Specific allergies whether to foods or inhalled allergens (like pollens, pets dust and molds) do have some familial patterns but they are not typically identical in family members, .
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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