New Probiotic peanut allergy study – Don’t try this at home!

There has been much excitement following the release of the Australian Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study into probiotics, which offers hope and a possible cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies. A daily combination of peanut protein and a probiotic Lactobacillus Rhamnosus helped 80% of children in the study.

Lead researcher Professor Mimi Tang says “These findings provide the first vital step towards developing a cure for peanut allergy and possibly other food allergies.” However, Tang cautioned against attempting the study at home, as some children in the study did still have serious allergic reactions. We also strongly advise against anyone attempting to replicate the research at home. It is important to note that the study was conducted in a controlled hospital environment and expert medical teams were on hand with the necessary equipment to immediately assist should an emergency arise.

While an increased level of excitement may be warranted in that a cure for food allergies may be around the corner, further studies are required and for now it must be business as usual with food allergy sufferers maintaining their vigilant routine and avoiding the allergens they are allergic to in order to keep safe.







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