A way to avoid peanut allergy? | Science News for Students

February 25, 2015 2:20 PM

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A way to avoid peanut allergy? | Science News for Students

HOUSTON, Texas — Infants eating small but regular doses of peanut butter are less likely to develop an allergy to peanuts than are babies eating no peanuts. That’s the surprising finding of a new study.

Many people, starting in childhood, develop a serious allergy to peanuts. Eventually, even the briefest exposure — such as a kiss from someone who recently ate peanuts — may cause a serious reaction. A rash may break out over the body. The eyes or airways may close. People can die.

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