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  • The Peanut Allergy Panacea: Is a Hypoallergenic Peanut Possible?

    Anyone who enjoys eating peanuts holds the hope that one day peanut allergies will be a thing of the past. For decades, researchers, food scientists, inventors and others have tried to find a solution to the peanut allergy problem…. Read more
  • 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

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  • School nut bans don’t protect kids with food allergies from anaphylaxis

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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