It is the holiday season, and you can bet it has inspired a new generation of nut lovers.
But when you take a closer look at the ingredients, it is not a good idea to be fooled by the name.
Deez Nut, in reference to a famous 1980s sitcom about a nut lover in the ’80s, was a popular and addictive dessert, which was a staple in many holiday celebrations.
The dessert was also widely enjoyed by the middle class.
But according to the National Nutritional Assessment, there are more than 100,000 new nut allergies each year in the United States.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, a national allergy, immunology and public health organization, estimates that about 50 million Americans have some type of nut allergy.
While the majority of nut allergies can be treated, many are not.
In a recent study, researchers found that almost 40 percent of people with an allergy to almonds had been hospitalized due to the condition.
For those people, the allergy can be deadly.
A person with a severe nut allergy could suffer severe allergic reactions, including skin irritation, skin rashes, a loss of vision, dizziness and, in extreme cases, death.
The National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (NNDB) is a database of more than 12,000 dietary ingredients, including nut and seed products, and a database that lists all the foods in the U.S. that are not nut-free.
But NNDB is only a database, not a set of foods.
Nut allergies can vary from person to person and can vary widely from individual to individual.
In some cases, people with nut allergies may have mild or moderate symptoms that can include bloating, gas, diarrhea, muscle spasms, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth, muscle weakness, headache, fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite.
People with severe nut allergies often have a high rate of death due to nut allergies, according to a 2009 study.
According to the study, about 5,000 people die every year in a population of 1.5 million people due to a nut allergy, and another 8,000 die from other causes.
The study, published in the Journal of Allergic Diseases, examined deaths due to severe nut-related illnesses in a nationwide registry from 1988 to 2010.
The authors of the study estimated that the death toll for a person with an allergic reaction to almonds is between 4,000 and 8,400 per year, or approximately one death every four minutes.
“The mortality rate is a lot higher than what is reported,” said Dr. Jennifer M. Lebovitz, a professor of allergy and immunology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
“What makes it even worse is that we are not even able to track down the cause of death because most of the deaths are caused by the reaction itself.”
While the mortality rate for a nut-allergic person is much higher than the overall death toll, Lebavitz said the number of deaths is still higher than most people are aware of.
“There are people who die every day, so you would think that people would be dying from nut allergies,” she said.
Lebaviz said the more people learn about nut allergies and the number that die, the more important it becomes to find out how to prevent them.
She said people with allergies can also die from something as minor as a missed appointment or a family member that is unresponsive.
“What we need to do is figure out what’s causing the death and how to intervene,” Lebivitz said.
“If you have a family, make sure that they get to the emergency room immediately and get the emergency vet to get tested,” she added.
LeBivitz also said the American Academy and the National Academy of Family Physicians are working together to develop a new diagnostic test, which is designed to detect nut allergies.
“I think this will be a lifesaver,” she predicted.
“If you know that you have an allergy, you should be tested for this and be diagnosed as an allergy.”
Lebiviz said if you do not have a nut allergies you can still have a successful holiday season.
“You can have a good time and eat a good diet, but you need to make sure you are eating the right foods and you’re getting enough exercise,” she explained.
“It is not just about the food.
It is about eating healthy and taking care of yourself.”
To learn more about nut allergy symptoms, call 1-800-424-NUT or visit www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ncbi/pubmed/12098158.