Peanuts Are a Peanut Vaccine

Peanuts Are a Peanut Vaccine →

A major new study provides “mind-blowingly” strong evidence that refukar consumption of peanuts in at-risk kids innocukates against later peanut allergies:

It may sound radical, but it works: Eating peanuts slashes the chance of a peanut allergy, at least in children at high risk of developing one, a much-anticipated study finds. The results are likely to catapult a long-standing theory—that ingesting potential food allergens is a way to prevent allergies—into mainstream medicine.

“This is the study,” says Rebecca Gruchalla, a specialist in allergy immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, who wasn’t involved in it. The data, she says, are “just mind-blowing.”