Breaking news coverage for Allergic Living from the 2016 AAAAI conference.

The British LEAP study broke new ground when it revealed that very young children at high risk of peanut allergy showed strikingly lower odds of developing the allergy when they were regularly fed a peanut-based snack. Now, in the LEAP-On follow-up study, released on March 4, 2016 at the AAAAI allergists’ conference, researchers had those same child participants avoid eating peanut products for 12 months – and a large majority of them still remained free of peanut allergy.

“The findings clearly demonstrate that the majority of infants who had consumed peanut in the LEAP study did in fact remain protected after they stopped eating peanut for 12 months, and that the protection was long-lasting,” said Dr. Gideon Lack, co-author of the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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