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Old February 27th, 2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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Peanut allergy may be cured

Some good news that we can all agree on (hopefully) for a change- A couple of new studies suggest that kids' peanut allergies may be curable if the children are given very small doses of peanuts and then gradually increasing the amount given as they develop tolerance. The studies warn against parents trying this on their own as research is still being done. It could end up being a great development and a sign of hope for those who suffer from such allergies though.

source: http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyl...ay/636455.html
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Old March 1st, 2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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new studies suggest that ... allergies may be curable if ... given very small doses ... then gradually increasing the amount ....
Next step neoconservatives and plutonium! Onward with science! Arbeit Macht Frei!
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Old March 1st, 2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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Next step neoconservatives and plutonium! Onward with science! Arbeit Macht Frei!
Why the sarcasm? For people who can not eat peanuts and have to constantly check if food they eat contains peanuts or may have been cooked in peanut oil, this could be an awesome breakthrough and one which saves them a lot of trouble.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 04:28 PM   #4
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Well, that's peanuts out of the way. Next, cancer and AIDS.

It's good we got this, though.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Why the sarcasm? For people who can not eat peanuts and have to constantly check if food they eat contains peanuts or may have been cooked in peanut oil, this could be an awesome breakthrough and one which saves them a lot of trouble.
I totally agree and don't intend to diss your topic. Just trying to add some lightness to the world. Honest.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #6
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Some good news that we can all agree on (hopefully) for a change- A couple of new studies suggest that kids' peanut allergies may be curable if the children are given very small doses of peanuts and then gradually increasing the amount given as they develop tolerance. The studies warn against parents trying this on their own as research is still being done. It could end up being a great development and a sign of hope for those who suffer from such allergies though.

source: http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyl...ay/636455.html
That is tremendous news. This allergy must be one of the worst ones as it is completely invisible as people have to continuously check for food that has been exposed to peanuts. I'm just worried that if the children are to be kept on peanuts over a very long period of time that they may develop an intolerance to it eventually. Like people who get intolerant to wheat.
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That is tremendous news. This allergy must be one of the worst ones as it is completely invisible as people have to continuously check for food that has been exposed to peanuts. I'm just worried that if the children are to be kept on peanuts over a very long period of time that they may develop an intolerance to it eventually. Like people who get intolerant to wheat.
People don't get intolerant to wheat from "eating too much".

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If someone in the family eats nuts, but there are also members of the family with allergies, containers and packages with allergens should always be tightly closed and they should be stored in separate lockers, where allergy sufferers rarely look.
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