PEANUT AL­LERGY – GET THE LOWDOWN

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Informed -

»Around 20 per cent of peanut al­lergy cases re­solve by them­selves, and while sever­ity some­times lessen with age, some cases can be­come worse with time. »As yet there has been no cure or treat­ment but Har­vard Med­i­cal School re­searchers have found that in­tro­duc­ing peanut-con­tain­ing foods into the diet dur­ing in­fancy can pre­vent the devel­op­ment of peanut al­lergy. »An Aus­tralian re­search team gave chil­dren par­tic­i­pat­ing in the study small doses of peanut protein to­gether with a spe­cific pro­bi­otic once a day for 18 months. When tested four years later, 70 per cent were able to eat peanuts with­out de­vel­op­ing a re­ac­tion.

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