SCIENTISTS: WE’VE MADE A BREAKTHROUGH IN TREATING PEANUT ALLERGIES

January 29, 2015

Severe peanut allergies are more common than ever, and scientists are working hard to find a cure for this dangerous issue.

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Researchers from Australia-based Murdoch Childrens Research Institute say they’ve made a breatkthrough.

They say that in a study of 30 children, around 80 percent had no allergic reaction to peanuts after they were given a daily combination of peanut protein and a probiotic in increasing amounts over an 18-month period.

Lead researcher Mimi Tang says, “Many of the children and families believe it has changed their lives, they’re very happy, they feel relieved. These findings provide the first vital step towards developing a cure for peanut allergy and possibly other food allergies.”

Tang warns that you should not try to implement this method on your own as some children in the study did still have serious allergic reactions. 

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