Study Shows To Reduce Peanut Allergies, Feed Kids Peanuts

A new study has helped the case that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children is to feed them peanuts. A study conducted last year showed that babies who were fed “peanut butter mush” were 80% less likely to develop a peanut allergy by age 5. In a follow up study, researchers found that children’s tolerance of peanuts remained even after they stopped eating peanuts for a year. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases released proposed guidelines based on the finding that recommend children at high risk of allergies be red peanuts starting between 4 and 6 months.