View Full Version : Hope For Peanut Allergy Sufferers After Groundbreaking New Study

11-26-18, 07:47 PM
Steve Williams
November 25 2018

A treatment for peanut allergies that could literally save children’s lives just passed a big testing milestone, but uncertainty over pricing looms on the horizon.

Around the world, an estimated 0.6 percent and 1.0 percent (http://www.peanut-institute.org/eating-well/allergy/quick-facts.asp) of the population has a peanut allergy, which can range from mild to severe. Those who do suffer may display a range of symptoms from annoying but harmless ailments like a runny nose or itching and tingling around the mouth to more severe symptoms like developing hives and difficulty breathing

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Mr. Wizard
11-26-18, 08:20 PM
For several years, I've followed this issue closely because my grandchild suffers from this. This article focuses on "desensitizing" a child by giving small doses of a peanut substance over time. In 2015, I came across an Australian study that used a similar method, but they also supplemented the diet with a specific probiotic. They found that a combination of small amounts of peanut protein along with the probiotic "Lactobacillus rhamnosus" achieved the best results over 18 months, according to the study.

11-26-18, 10:50 PM
We have a post making reference to a similar trial in Australia three years ago. https://www.hawkeshealth.net/community/showthread.php?t=16649&highlight=peanut

Mr. Wizard
11-27-18, 01:01 PM
Silly me. I'm sure I read about the study here at HH, especially since this is my #1 source for health/nutrition news. It's the exact same study I remember.

11-28-18, 11:34 AM
LOL @ Mr. W! Srsly, my memory isn't usually that reliable!