Giving Your Baby Peanuts Early On May Help Prevent Allergies, New Guidelines Say

Introducing peanuts early may help some babies avoid allergies, according to new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The guidelines, published in the journal Pediatrics, update and replace the AAP’s 2008 report on preventing atopic diseases — such as asthma, skin conditions and food allergies — in children. While the science in this area is still developing, the AAP’s new report says that there is more evidence than ever to suggest that purposefully introducing some foods to children early in life may help prevent them from developing food allergies, which affect about 8% of American kids and 11% of American adults. For years, doctors thought that delaying the age at which kids first eat common allergens like peanuts, eggs and milk could help them avoid allergies later in life. But in 2008, the AAP’s guidelines told parents that there’s no reason to hold off on introducing these foods beyond four to six months of age. The new guidelines advocate for introducing peanuts even earlier. Since 2008, multiple studies have shown that children who are at high risk of developing peanut allergies — such as those with severe eczema, egg allergies or a family history of allergy — should be given peanut-containing foods as early as four to six months of age, under appropriate medical supervision. Doing so has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing allergies later in life. Children at moderate risk should be gi...
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This study — known as the Learning Early About Peanut or LEAP trial — showed that children at high risk of developing peanut allergies who are introduced to peanuts at 4 months to 6 months old had a significantly lower risk of developing a peanut allergy than those who waited until they were 5 years; 1.9% of the kids who had peanuts early developed an allergy, compared with 13.7% of the kids who waited. The LEAP trial formed the basis for Monday’s new recommendations, which encourage the early introduction of peanut products in infants at high risk for allergies. But most babies are not at high risk, and ...
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In the last two decades allergic diseases have seen a rise worldwide with children suffering the highest burden of the condition(1). Food allergies, eczema and asthma are the most common allergic disorders in children(1-2). The increasing burden of allergic conditions is an important public health concern and understanding how to prevent the development of allergic diseases is a vital area of research.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsCurrently available evidence on prebiotic supplementation to reduce the risk of developing allergies is very uncertain.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Systematic reviews and Meta ‐analysis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Ethyl-paraben, bisphenol A, 2,5-dichlorophenol, and DIDP tended to be associated with altered respiratory health, with ethyl-paraben and bisphenol A exhibiting some consistency across respiratory outcomes. The trends between bisphenol A pregnancy level and increased asthma and bronchiolitis/bronchitis rates in childhood were consistent with a previous cohort study. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1015 Received: 25 August 2016 Revised: 12 January 2017 Accepted: 26 January 2017 Published: 08 September 2017 Address correspondence to C. Vernet, Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), Centre de Recherche INSERM&n...
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CONCLUSION: Our study was the first epidemiological study in preschool children in the Mediterranean region of Turkey and demonstrated a high prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases, probably related to humid climatic properties in addition to other environmental and genetic factors. PMID: 28410872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Allergologia et Immunopathologia - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) Source Type: research
In conclusion distinct infantile wheeze clusters exist with varying severity and features. Severe clusters were associated with parental smoking.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 7.2 Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
DISCUSSION SESSION 1: Food allergy (PD01 –PD05)PD01 Allergen-specific humoral and cellular responses in children who fail egg oral immunotherapy due to allergic reactionsMarta Vazquez-Ortiz, Mariona Pascal, Ana Maria Plaza, Manel JuanPD02 FoxP3 epigenetic features in children with cow milk allergyLorella Paparo, Rita Nocerino, Rosita Aitoro, Ilaria Langella, Antonio Amoroso, Alessia Amoroso, Carmen Di Scala, Roberto Berni CananiPD04 Combined milk and egg allergy in early childhood: let them eat cake?Santanu Maity, Giuseppina Rotiroti, Minal GandhiPD05 Introduction of complementary foods in relation to allergy and gut...
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions Preeclampsia is a shared prenatal risk factor for asthma, eczema and allergy in childhood pointing towards in-utero immune programming of the child. PMID: 27626972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
One of the most overlooked aspects of healthy eating is incorporating probiotics into one's diet. The fact that probiotics are technically a form of bacteria tends to turn people off. However, there is bad bacteria and good bacteria, and probiotics are the latter. By recognizing that they are good bacteria and having a better understanding how probiotics work, you will see how useful they can be for your overall health. Here is a closer look at five of the many benefits of making probiotics a regular part of your diet. 1. Soothes Indigestion Probiotics have been shown to play a role in preventing and relieving various ty...
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ConclusionsCurrent evidence indicates that fish intake in infancy could reduce the risk of eczema and allergic rhinitis in children, whereas maternal fish intake during pregnancy does not affect any atopic outcome. The intake of fish per se in infancy, not specially n‐3 LC‐PUFAs, may have an allergy protective effect. High‐quality and adequately powered RCTs are warranted to confirm this.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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