Researchers Say They’re Close To Peanut Allergy Cure
(Undated) — A cure may be near for peanut allergies. A study published in “The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health” finds that a new therapy being used to treat peanut allergies has kept patients from experiencing an allergic reaction to peanuts over a four-year time span. Right now, there’s no cure for food allergies, which are on the rise here and around the world. According to the study, a medical team used a combination of treatments on 56 children with peanut allergies. Some of the children were treated with a bacterium in addition to small, carefully controlled doses of peanut protein every day for 18 months. Other children received a placebo.
At the end of the study period, the results indicated 82-percent of the children who received the treatment gained a tolerance to peanuts, compared to only four-percent of children in the placebo group.
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