Give peanuts to kids early to prevent peanut allergy

Regular consumption of peanut-snacks beginning in the first 11 months of life can help prevent subsequent development of peanut allergy even among those who are at a higher risk of developing the allergy, says new research.

“For decades, allergists have been recommending that young infants must avoid consuming allergenic foods such as peanut to prevent food allergies,” said lead investigator professor Gideon Lack from Kings College London.

“Our findings suggest that this advice was incorrect and may have contributed to the rise in the peanut and other food allergies,” Lack added.

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