Eating peanut in early years helps reduce the risk of peanut allergy even with later abstinence

07-Mar-2016

Quote from BSACI on LEAP-ON Study

BSACI President Dr Shuaib Nasser said, “Last year the LEAP study showed that peanut allergy seemed to be prevented by early introduction of peanut containing foods to infants at risk of developing this allergy. The LEAP-ON results from the same team appears to show that this protection is likely to be longstanding rather than temporary. This is a major finding vital to helping us understand how peanut allergy develops and provides insight on how it may be prevented in future. The BSACI congratulates Professor Lack and his team on this pioneering study carried out in the UK, where it follows a longstanding tradition of ground breaking allergy research.” 

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