Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Peanut allergy

Photos: Martin Lo

Children at high risk of developing a peanut allergy should be given food with traces of nuts to prevent an allergy developing, experts suggest.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued interim guidance endorsing the results of a study published earlier this year.
The findings revealed that children who eat food containing peanuts three or more times a week from under the age of one rarely have reactions in later life.
Less than 1 per cent developed an allergy, compared with more than 17 per cent of youngsters whose diet was peanut-free.
It marked the first major study to show that eating the nuts could reverse the huge rise in peanut allergy – the number of cases in children has doubled in 20 years.

I am appalled by this reporting., Peanut allergic is very real.  I am allergic to peanuts, fortunately, mildly. Still I feel uncomfortable the whole day when I have eaten peanuts. I get reflux,

1 comment:

Sandi said...

I wonder what has caused the huge increase in peanut allergies the past few years?