Published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, a clinical trial has led to a possible breakthrough cure for peanut allergies. The trial found two-thirds of children who underwent experimental immunotherapy treatment were cured of their allergies up to four years on.

The treatment uses a probiotic called lactobacillus rhamnosus, which contains a peanut protein. The trial saw children take the probiotic once daily for 18 months.

Professor Mimi Tang, from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, explained to Daily Mail Australia how, following the treatment, 70 per cent of the children were able to eat peanuts without having any reactions.

Source: NZ Herald


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