New US allergy guidelines recommend earlier introduction of peanuts to high-risk infants

Food allergies linked to immune system at birth New research from Victoria links a hyperactive immune system in babies to allergies developing later in life. The Hetheringtons deliberately avoided feeding him food containing peanuts and a blood test at nine months justified their fears: he was severely allergic to peanuts. Now the family is facing the suggestion that this might have been avoided if his introduction to peanuts had been managed differently. Eight-year-old Charley Hetherington (centre) has a peanut allergy.  Photo: Wolter Peeters Charley, now aged eight, was born at a time that the medical consensus on peanut allergy was to delay…
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