PEANUT ALLERGY – GET THE LOWDOWN
»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.