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Why being poor could protect you from peanut allergies and a warning to avoid being hit in the crotch



Today brings us the dire warning that the content manufactured breakfast cereals has been found to be at least 30 per cent sugar.

The Guardian reports on the Labour Party’s call for legal limits to be put on how much fat, salt and sugar food firms can put in their products in a bid to save the NHS money and help tackle illness.

Research earlier this year by the consumer group Which? found that the breakfast cereal Kellogg’s Frosties was made up of 37 per cent sugar, while Waitrose’s Honey Nut Corn Flakes were 33.6 per cent sugar, and Special K, marketed by Kellogg’s as a healthy choice, had a 17 per cent sugar content.

Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, said the ‘shocking’ amount of sugar in many foodstuffs was hidden from consumers, but was so great that ministers had to intervene. He is the first senior politician in Britain to argue for government regulation of the food industry to force through the widespread reformulation of products.

Meanwhile The Telegraph reports on a study that has found that children who have a peanut allergy tend to come from wealthier families.

With the number of peanut allergies among children increasing a team from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) say they believe that one reason might be due to the wealth of their families

The theory suggests that a lack of early childhood exposure to germs increases the chance for allergic diseases, that over sanitisation might suppress the natural development of the immune system.

And finally the Daily Mail warns that being hit in the crotch is no laughing matter as experts have warned that it can have long-lasting effect on fertility.

Researchers from the University of California found that 16,000 Americans visit emergency rooms due to genital injuries every year.

They warned that genital injuries can cause physical, psychological and reproductive problems.