STUDY: Feeding babies peanuts reduces allergy risk

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

(CNN) – Researchers say even babies with Eczema or an egg allergy may still benefit from eating peanut products.

According to the Candian Medical Association Journal published an article describing a study that included 640-infants.

The children were all younger than 11-months old and were either allergic to eggs or had moderate to severe eczema.

Researchers say some of the infants were fed two grams of peanut protein three times a week.

They found only about 3% of the children who ate peanut protein developed a peanut allergy later.


More than 17% of the at-risk children who avoided peanuts altogether went on to develop an allergy by five years of age.
Researchers warn the more severe the eczema of egg allergy.. the greater the risk of a peanut allergy.

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases recommend testing children with these risks before introducing peanuts into their diets.

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