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Can giving babies peanut butter prevent them from developing an allergy?

Babies and young children exposed to peanuts are less likely to be allergic years later, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to the study, the consumption of peanuts, from early childhood until the age of 5, allowed lasting peanut tolerance until adolescence, regardless of subsequent consumption of peanuts. peanuts, demonstrating that long-term prevention and tolerance can be achieved in food allergy.


One study author said the correlation was “extraordinary.” She informed parents that “plain old peanut butter mixed with warm water can work for a 4-month-old.”

The study followed more than 500 participants until age 12, confirmed what previous research had found, but followed the children for longer than most previous work.