New Guidelines May Reduce Nut Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

I’m Taylor Ellis with today’s health news. Guidelines on when to introduce some infants
to peanut-containing foods has changed, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy
and Clinical Immunology. These new guidelines, based off “the first
and only large, randomized prevention trial for peanut allergies ,” say consuming peanut
containing foods during a child’s first year of life may actually reduce the risk of a
nut allergy later in life. In the past, parents were advised to delay
introduction of peanuts to their children. According the Mayo Clinic, food allergies
affect 6 – 8 percent of children under the age of 3. Serious peanut allergies can lead to anaphylaxis,
and rarely death. For more information regarding these new guidelines,
speak with your doctor today.

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