Study Results Could Mean LEAP in Changes for Peanut Allergy Guidelines

introducing peanuts to children at a young age could prevent the development of allergies.

When the AAAAI meeting was held in Houston participants anxiously awaited the keynote address by the authors of the LEAP study, which focused on peanut allergies and the affect on young children.

George Du Toit, MBBCh, FCP, DCH, MMeD, Dip.Allergy, FRCOCH, FAAAI, one of the lead authors of the study spoke about the results which showed that by giving children peanuts at a very young age it can actually prevent them from developing an allergy to the food.

The results of the study were announced at the conference and published simultaneously in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, which can be found here