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Researchers Investigate If Peanuts During
Pregnancy Curb Nut Allergies in Offspring

ABC News, by Gillian Mohney

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/24/2013 9:38:22 PM

Could a peanut-heavy diet for pregnant women help keep their children from suffering dangerous nut allergies? Researchers are investigating the possibility in a new study. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, the study found that when pregnant women ate more peanuts and tree nuts they tended to have children with fewer nut allergies. Peanut allergies in children have gone up from 0.4 percent in 1997 to 1.4 percent in 2010, according to the study. Researchers examined more than 8,000 children and their mothers to understand how diet during pregnancy might affect allergies in children.

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Haven´t talked to any pregnant women lately, but have a hunch that most avoid peanuts out of fear that they´ll give their unborn child an allergy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/25/2013 2:04:21 AM     (No. 9667230)

Up until a few years ago,I never heard of peanut allergies,now it seems like there´s an epidemic the medical left has wrapped itself in.I don´t doubt that there are people who have the allergy but they´re creating a cottage industry of phobias around it.

There´s a lot of people who are severely allergic to bee stings,are they going to get the pregnant mom stung to create immunity for the kid?

Old childhood diseases are making a comeback because the left created a phobia about vaccines.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thewarden, 12/25/2013 2:49:43 AM     (No. 9667234)

Peanut butter was one of the few things I could tolerate when I was pregnant. I ate a lot of it for lunch. My son is nut allergy free and we both love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Who knows?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tulipwood, 12/25/2013 5:18:47 PM     (No. 9667763)

In truth, the whole peanut allergy phenomenon is mass hysteria.

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