Early exposure to peanuts may help prevent allergies - Goshen News

February 25, 2015 8:20 AM

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Early exposure to peanuts may help prevent allergies - Goshen News

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

Exposing infants like these to peanuts before age 1 actually helped prevent a peanut allergy, lowering that risk by as much as 81 percent, doctors found. Instead of provoking an allergy, early exposure seemed to help build tolerance.

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