Can peanut allergy be prevented?

peanuts peanut allergy preventionOn Boston Children’s Hospital’s Thriving blog, allergist John Lee, MD, clinical director of the hospital’s Food Allergy Program, responds to a worried parent’s question about whether it’s possible to keep her baby from developing a peanut allergy.

He cites the recently-published Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study, which compared the effects of peanut consumption and avoidance strategies in children at risk for developing a peanut allergy.

“The results of this study were more successful than anyone had ever thought they would be,” Lee says, “and are changing how we approach prevention of food allergies.”

Read the full story on Thriving.

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