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Scientists Announce Positive Findings in Peanut Allergy Pill Study

Saturday, September 9, 2017  
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ABC World News Tonight reported on successful preliminary trials happening in Australia for a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and small amounts of peanut to build tolerance to peanut allergies. Study author Dr. Mimi Tang stated that roughly four out of five children who achieved tolerance after the first trial of the probiotic peanut pill were still eating peanuts four years later. "So we were very excited by these findings because to us it really shows that the probiotic-peanut combination can actually change the immune response to peanut and provide benefits, long-term, years after having stopped the treatment," she said.

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