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Therapy helped kids overcome peanut
allergy, but don´t try it at home

Los Angeles Times, by Karen Kaplan

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Posted By:earlybird, 1/30/2014 6:38:24 PM

Gradual exposure to peanut protein powder over six months helped more than half of kids with peanut allergies learn to tolerate the equivalent of about 10 peanuts per day, according to the results of a new clinical trial. The Phase 2 trial also found that the overwhelming majority of kids who tested the experimental therapy were able to eat the equivalent of about five peanuts each day without having an allergic reaction. This led to significant improvements in the quality of life for the families of these children, according to a report published Thursday by the Lancet. Experts estimate that 15

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tonyl, 1/30/2014 6:58:17 PM     (No. 9712399)

What´s with this peanut allergy stuff?? Never heard of it back in the 50´s , 60´s. Then again we were all playing in the dirt out back at the age of 3. hmmm.. any connection??

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/30/2014 7:40:17 PM     (No. 9712441)

Peanut allergies were vanishingly rare years ago. Current problems have nothing at all to do with genetically modified peanuts (and soy and wheat), or so say the companies that sell them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: balogreene, 1/30/2014 8:24:41 PM     (No. 9712485)

Oh, what was that monks name? Mendel, didn´t he mess around with peanuts when he was doing his, you get genes from each parent, these are usually dominant? How about Luther Burbank, didn´t he genetically modify peanuts to make them more productive?

Didn´t G-d genetically modify a lot of things when he designed bees and other insects to carry pollen around?

Just saying Genetic Modification has been around since the beginning of time. All of these "allergies" are within the last couple of decades. Maybe, they aren´t all allergies at all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/30/2014 8:40:59 PM     (No. 9712494)

Maybe it´s because fewer adults eat peanuts now so the kids are not born with the capacity to deal with them.

I know this sounds loopy, but think about it. The arugula crowd sniffs at the common peanut, especially one in its shell. Not chic enough for them. So their kids are born allergic to peanuts.

There was an article posted a while back about a new theory that feeding pregnant women peanuts might prevent this allergy, so...

It is interesting that this therapy involves desensitization with what amounts to the gradual ingestion of a "hair of the dog".

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