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Allergic to peanuts?

5th October 2007

A House of Lords select committee has said the reason many people have a peanut allergy is because they have "totally eliminated them" from the foods they eat.

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Evidence has shown that children who have a diet which includes peanuts while they are growing up are more likely to beat their allergy. Allergies to peanuts hardly ever occur in countries where children are given peanuts early on in their development.

The committee said current government advice for those with allergies to avoid peanuts is not correct. Peanut allergy in the UK has shown a rise of 117% during 2001-2005.



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