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Early peanut consumption may help ward off peanut allergies
Early peanut consumption may help ward off peanut allergies (February 26, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From London - Eating peanuts early may help prevent peanut allergy in high-risk infants, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers studied 600 children between 4 and 11 months old. Participants were at high risk of peanut allergy--as they had already established eczema and/or egg allergy--and were followed for 5 years. Results showed only 3% of children who ate a peanut containing snack at least 3x a week developed a peanut allergy, while 17% of children who avoided peanuts altogether developed the allergy.

 
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