Inflammatory diseases include arthritis, asthma, allergies, Crohn's disease, food intolerance, and diabetes. There is a theory that as more GMO crops are eaten, inflammatory disease increases, especially among children. Causation between GMOs and inflammatory disease isn't clear but there is some correlation.
- 43% of children in the US have a chronic disease, 52% when you include obesity. (GMO Science, Dec 2015.)
- Between 1985 and 2004, diabetes in Philadelphia children increased 29%. (Lipman, 2013.)
- Between 1991 and 2002, Crohn's disease in children more than doubled. (Malaty, 2010.)
- Between 1993 and 2000, the age of diagnosis of asthma in children has fallen. (Radhakrishnan, 2014.)
- ADHD, autism, and neurodevelopmental problems are rising. (GMO Science, Dec 2015).
- A 2010 study found that, by studying blood saved since 1974, the incidence of Celiac Disease doubled about every 15 years. (Tack, 2010.)
- Blackburn, Clare M, Nicholas J Spencer, and Janet M Read. “Is the Onset of Disabling Chronic Conditions in Later Childhood Associated with Exposure to Social Disadvantage in Earlier Childhood? A Prospective Cohort Study Using the ONS Longitudinal Study for England and Wales.” BMC Pediatrics 13 (2013): 101. PMC. Web. Link last accessed Mar 31 2016.
- GMO Science. Top 5 Childhood Diseases on the Rise. Link last accessed Mar 31, 2016.
- Lipman TH1, Levitt Katz LE, Ratcliffe SJ, Murphy KM, Aguilar A, Rezvani I, Howe CJ, Fadia S, Suarez E. Increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in youth: twenty years of the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jun; 36(6):1597-603. doi: 10.2337/dc12-0767. Epub 2013 Jan 22. Free full study last accessed Mar 31, 2016. Results: Between the 1985-1989 cohort and 2000-2004 cohort, diabetes type 1 has increased 29%.
- Malaty HM, Fan X, Opekun AR, Thibodeaux C, Ferry GD. Rising incidence of inflammatory bowel disease among children: a 12-year study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Jan; 50(1):27-31. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3181b99baa. PubMed PMID: 19934770. Link to abstract last accessed Mar 31, 2016. Results: From 1991 to 2002, the incidence rate of Crohn's Disease has doubled from 1.1/100,000/year to 2.4/1001,000/year
- Radhakrishnan, Dhenuka Kannan et al. Trends in the age of diagnosis of childhood asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Volume 134 , Issue 5 , 1057 - 1062.e5. Nov 2014. Full article is free. 1.059 million children records from years 1993 to 2000 were examined. Result: age of first asthma diagnosis is decreasing in this time period.
- Saadeh, Danielle Saadeh, Pascale Salameh, Denis Caillaud, Denis Charpin, Frédéric De Blay, Christine Kopferschmitt, François Lavaud, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Isabelle Baldi and Chantal Raherison. Prevalence and association of asthma and allergic sensitization with dietary factors in schoolchildren: data from the french six cities study. BMC Public Health. 201515:993. Link accessed Mar 31, 2016. Results: "Diet is associated with wheeze, asthma and allergic sensitization but not with BHR in children. These results provide further evidence that adherence to a healthy diet including fruits, meat and fish seems to have a protective effect on asthma and allergy in childhood." (Notice how they exclude vegetables, which are the majority of GMO crops in the US.)
- Tack, G. J. et al. The spectrum of celiac disease: epidemiology, clinical aspects and treatment. Nat. Rev. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 7, 204–213 (2010); published online 9 March 2010; doi:10.1038/nrgastro.2010.23. PDF Link accessed Mar 31, 2016. Results: Many factors have affected the higher rate of celiac disease.