Children of asian descent born in Australia have higher rates of allergy

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute – Migration clue to nut allergy:

Professor Allen said the results suggest that removing children from the Asian environment, or conversely exposing them to environmental risk factors in our Western environment- such as diet changes, microbial and UV exposure- uncovers a genetically-determined risk of food allergy in children of Asian descent.

Professor Allen echoed this sentiment for children raised in rural areas.

Interesting.