Doctors say a potential treatment for peanut allergy has transformed the lives of children taking part in a large clinical trial. The 85 children had to eat peanut protein every day - initially in small doses, but ramped up during the study. The findings, published in the Lancet, suggest 84% of allergic children could eat the equivalent of five peanuts a day after six months.
This is encouraging. Even if they can't eat them in the same quantities as non-allergy sufferers at least it could mean that they won't suffer a reaction when they've accidentally eaten something containing peanut nuts. Of course, there is the possibility of being led into a false sense of security but that could be managed. This was also on BBC Breakfast but they stated 99 children and not 85 as in this article.
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