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  • Q&A on Landmark Peanut Allergy Prevention Study

    In February, the results of a landmark study showing up to an 86% reduction in peanut allergies was released, making headlines worldwide. The study, led by Gideon Lack of Kings College, London, UK, followed 640 children who were at high risk for developing peanut allergies because they had been diagnosed with egg allergy or had moderate to severe eczema. After skin testing and oral food challenges, the children, between 4 and 11 months of age, were randomized to either eat peanut protein or avoid peanut protein and were followed for five years…. Read more
  • Parents Magazine Editor Helps Parents Properly Introduce Foods to Babies

    As part of Food Allergy Awareness Month last month, the National Peanut Board worked with Jenna Helwig, the author or Real Baby Food and the food editor of Parents Magazine, to educate parents about introducing foods to babies. The national satellite television and radio media tour reached millions of Americans. We also asked Jenna to share her thoughts here…. Read more

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  • Managing food allergy poses challenges for patients, parents, physicians

    Food allergies are a growing public health concern, according to the CDC, affecting approximately 5% of children in the United States and more than 50 million Americans overall. Ninety percent of serious allergic reactions in the U.S. are caused by eight food groups, including milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. There is no true cure for food allergies, only management plans, which can be tedious and invasive for both physicians and patients to establish and implement due to the individualized nature of food allergies…. Read more
  • Seattle food allergy group launches new recommendations to prevent peanut allergies

    There are new guidelines to help parents prevent peanut allergies that are contrary to earlier guidelines. Quick Facts: Old guidelines were to have kids avoid peanuts for 5 years New guidelines say to feed babies peanuts when 4 to 8 months old Study says certain infants 86 percent less likely to get allergy FDA working on groundbreaking patch for peanut allergies… Read more