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Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Probably not

There is no good evidence that withholding peanuts from a child's diet reduces their risk of developing peanut allergy.
In fact, there is some evidence that introducing them early on may give a greater likelihood of tolerance.

In brief: Probably not

There is no good evidence that withholding peanuts from a child's diet reduces their risk of developing peanut allergy.
In fact, there is some evidence that introducing them early on may give a greater likelihood of tolerance.
Dr. John Overholt
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to study

Studies in this area are hampered by acquiring enough participants that will adhere to a study format (introduce foods by amount and timing).
Some results suggest that there is no difference between early or late and maybe a benefit to early introduction.See Perkin MR et al,EAT Study Team;NEJM 2016;374(18):1733-1743

In brief: Hard to study

Studies in this area are hampered by acquiring enough participants that will adhere to a study format (introduce foods by amount and timing).
Some results suggest that there is no difference between early or late and maybe a benefit to early introduction.See Perkin MR et al,EAT Study Team;NEJM 2016;374(18):1733-1743
Dr. James Ferguson
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