Navigation Links
Early Life Peanut Consumption Might Prevent Allergy
Date:11/14/2008

But experts say study results aren't sufficient to counter current warnings

FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Eating peanuts early in life may help prevent development of peanut allergy, according to a study that casts doubt on government health recommendations that infants and new mothers shouldn't eat peanuts.

The researchers examined the incidence of peanut allergy in 8,600 Jewish school-age children in the United Kingdom and in Israel. They then compared the results with data on peanut consumption by infants ages four to 24 months.

The prevalence of peanut allergy was 1.85 percent among the U.K. students and 0.17 percent among the Israeli children, said the study, which also found that 69 percent of Israeli children were eating peanuts at nine months of age, compared to only 10 percent of the British children.

"The most obvious difference in the diet of infants in both populations occurs in the introduction of peanut," wrote lead author Dr. George Du Toit and colleagues. But they cautioned that more research is needed before the U.K. and other countries change their guidelines that advise avoidance of peanut consumption during pregnancy, breast-feeding and infancy.

The study was published in the November issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

While these findings are promising, they shouldn't prompt any immediate changes, cautioned the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). There are a number of other factors that may explain the differences in peanut allergy prevalence between Israel and the U.K.

"While this study's findings provide optimism for prevention of peanut allergy in the future, randomized, controlled trials are needed to verify that early introduction of peanut is indeed effective," Dr. Jacqueline A. Pongracic, vice chair of the AAAAI's Adverse Reaction to Food Committee, said in an academy news release.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about nut and peanut allergy.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, news release, Oct. 30, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
2. Eye-staining technique offers early detection for dry eye syndrome
3. Early Weight Loss in Women Linked to Dementia
4. Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development
5. U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage
6. Gerresheimer to be Included in the SDAX Early Decision on Inclusion in the MDAX on September 5, 2007
7. Rock N Roll: Sex, Drugs and an Early Exit
8. Pop stars more than twice as likely to die an early death
9. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
10. Research says doctors gender may hinder early diagnosis of heart disease in women
11. Antidepressant shows early promise in treating agitation and psychotic symptoms of dementia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Early Life Peanut Consumption Might Prevent Allergy
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the ... product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... County, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Somers and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea ... a law clerk for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... first Certified Medical Reiki™ Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate ... during what is often a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Communion of ... people of God in congregations across the United States. “The Communion of ... in 1964 who has served congregations in seven states throughout his long career ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic Center PA ... Area. The new location is located at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., Suite 440, ... newest location will provide patients living in the north Houston area (The Woodlands, Conroe, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar. 24, 2017 Research ... Management in the U.S.: Consumer Strategies" report to their ... ... how adults approach and treat their physical pain, emphasizing consumer ... distinct groups: pain sufferers and adults who have selected illnesses/conditions ...
(Date:3/24/2017)...   The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs ... the pharmaceutical industry has appointed Dr. Jane ... formed scientific advisory board. Dr. Chin will be ... ever medical affairs think tank within the pharmaceutical ... ACMA, please visit  www.medicalaffairsspecialist.org .  Connect with ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary  ... According to new data published Arcview ... legal cannabis market is projected to continue to grow at ... the current presidential administration. The report created by Arcview,s data ... growth in this industry are the passage and subsequent implementation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: