Sunday Mirror

Peanut allergies decline


The number of children suffering from peanut allergies is declining – due to more eating them as infants.

Research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia found a 16 per cent decrease between 2007 and 2019.

In 2016, there was a change to internatio­nal guidelines, encouragin­g parents to introduce common allergenic foods before 12 months. Previously it was thought that children should avoid such foods before the age of three.

The study compared children in 2018-2019 with a similar group in 2007-2011 and found a significan­t difference between them.

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