Peanut exposure therapy shows promise for allergic kids

www.usatoday.com Published: January 30, 2014
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A British study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that feeding small amounts of peanut flour to children and teens with peanut allergies can help desensitize them to the nuts, according to USA TODAY.



But the approach remains experimental and much too dangerous for anyone to try without medical supervision, experts say.

For the study, published Thursday in the journal Lancet, researchers divided 99 children into two groups who took turns undergoing the therapy. The patients ate increasing – but small – amounts of the peanut flour under the watchful eyes of doctors, USA TODAY reports.

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