Exposing children to peanuts lowers risk of allergy - UPI.com

February 24, 2015 3:58 AM

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Exposing children to peanuts lowers risk of allergy - UPI.com

The study looked at 600 infants who were at a high risk for having a peanut allergy, between the ages of 4 and 11 months old. Some parents were instructed to give their child no peanut products whatsoever, while others were told to feed their child at least 6 grams of peanut protein per week.

The researchers found that feeding peanut protein to a child well before their first birthday reduces their chance of having a peanut allergy by 81 percent.

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