Peanut Allergy: 'Life-Changing' Study Helps Severely Allergic Children to Build up Tolerance
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Parents of children with severe allergies have hailed “life-changing” research showing it is possible to build up a tolerance to peanuts and reduce the chances of potentially fatal attacks.
The “ground-breaking” international study involved the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London and used a peanut extract to steadily build up exposure in children who couldn’t tolerate one-tenth of a peanut at the start of the trial.
It marks the largest and most comprehensive finding to date and found two-thirds of young people who took part increased the levels of peanuts they could safely swallow – improving their tolerance by 100-fold on average.
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