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Peanut allergy in children reduced in experiment

from CBC News

Some children with peanut allergies who were given small doses of peanut product were able to build up their tolerance and improve their quality of life after participating in a carefully controlled experiment. British researchers followed 96 children and teens with varying degrees of documented peanut allergy. After six months of treatment with increasing doses of peanut protein, about 80 per cent of the children were able to tolerate the equivalent of about five peanuts and two-thirds were able to tolerate up to 10 peanuts — a reassuring change for families worried about accidental exposures. more


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