Christina Szalinski (Undark)
But while the evidence suggests that [Cow’s milk protein allergies] rates are climbing, the source of that increase remains unclear.
Some experts say part of the reason is that doctors are getting better at recognizing symptoms. Others claim the condition is overdiagnosed, which could have health consequences, such as an increased risk of developing additional allergies later in life. And among those who believe that milk allergy rates are inflated, some suspect the global formula industry, valued at $55 billion from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, may have an undue influence.
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