Siblings of kids with peanut allergy may be overprotected from nuts

November 6, 2014 4:03 PM

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(Reuters Health) – Parents who have one child with peanut allergy may be shielding their other kids from peanuts when it’s not necessary, and might actually increase the child's allergy risk, according to a new study.

Canadian researchers found that a large percentage of siblings of kids with documented peanut allergy had never been exposed to peanuts, and had even been diagnosed as allergic without ever showing signs of it.

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