There is increased curiosity and research regarding the role that food allergies may or may not have in relation to major disabilities in children. Some researchers claim that symptoms, from simple aches and pains to cancer, are caused by food allergies. More specifically, in regards to children, there has been much speculation and research concerning specific food allergies and its possible link to two major disabilities in particular, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism.
Vaughn, Angela D.
"Food Allergies and Disabilities in Children,"
LC Journal of Special Education: Vol. 1, Article 20.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/lc-journal-of-special-education/vol1/iss1/20