In the Literature: Peanut Allergies

Recently, there was new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the development of peanut allergy in young children. The results suggest that young children at high risk of developing a peanut allergy may be able to decrease their chances of developing the allergy, by eating small amounts of peanut products in early childhood.

However, more research is needed to answer questions about whether or not children would need to continue to eat peanuts to keep them protected against developing a peanut allergy. After further research reveals more information, the results could change what children who are at high risk of developing peanut allergies are told to eat.

Although these new results are exciting, we do not recommend that you change your child’s diet. Your child’s primary care provider can answer any questions about the current dietary recommendations for children who are allergic to peanuts or have other food allergies.

Check out this article to read more about the study.