Answer to Peanut Allergies Might Be Peanuts
Study finds that small doses help people build up a tolerance
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jan 30, 2014 4:10 PM CST

(Newser) – A new study being hailed by researchers as a breakthrough could help curb common peanut allergies. The researchers helped people build up a tolerance for peanuts by giving them ... peanut protein powder. "We take this peanut flower which is ground up and we feed it to the patients very gradually, using a tiny amount to begin with," says one. "It's like retraining the immune system." In the study, most kids were able to eat 10 peanuts after several months.

 

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