(NEW YORK) — Many across the nation suffer from food allergies, which includes celebrities.
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel reportedly has sensitivities to eggs, dairy and wheat, which contains the protein “glue,” gluten.
The View co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck and political commentator Keith Olbermann both have celiac disease, a digestive condition caused by an immune reaction to gluten. This disease affects roughly one in 133 Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Actress Jennifer Esposito also suffers from celiac disease and founded the Jennifer’s Way Foundation for Celiac Education, according to her website.
Tennis star Serena Williams and actor Ray Romano reportedly suffer from peanut allergies, the most common food allergen among children, according to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.
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