Early introduction to peanuts may prevent allergy in children, study says

February 23, 2015 9:20 PM

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Early introduction to peanuts may prevent allergy in children, study says

A new study has found that children at a predisposed risk of developing a peanut allergy may be able to reduce that risk by consuming the nut earlier in life.

Researchers at King’s College London studied 530 infants between ages 4 and 11 months. Babies were given skin tests to determine their risk of a peanut allergy, and high-risk babies were split into two groups. One group consumed at least 6 grams of peanuts, or a dissolvable peanut snack, on a regula...

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