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New NIAID Guidelines Recommend Peanut-Containing Foods for Infants to Prevent Peanut Allergy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has issued clinical guidelines recommending introduction of peanut-containing foods during infancy to limit the risk of developing peanut allergy. Published Jan. 5, 2017 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the new NIAID Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States… Continue reading New NIAID Guidelines Recommend Peanut-Containing Foods for Infants to Prevent Peanut Allergy

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Omalizumab (Xolair) Facilitates Rapid Oral Desensitization for Peanut Allergy

A blinded, controlled study on the use of omalizumab (Xolair) in oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy is currently in press at the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Funded largely by FARE, the multi-center Phase 2 trial PRROTECT (Peanut Reactivity Reduced by Oral Tolerance in an Anti-IgE Clinical Trial) tested whether the drug could improve… Continue reading Omalizumab (Xolair) Facilitates Rapid Oral Desensitization for Peanut Allergy

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New Study: Young Children With Food Allergies Are More Likely to Develop Asthma or Rhinitis

A recent study published in BioMed Central Pediatrics (August 2016) reports that young children diagnosed with food allergy are at increased risk of also developing respiratory allergies during the first five years of life. This finding comes from reviewing the electronic medical records of children who received care from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)… Continue reading New Study: Young Children With Food Allergies Are More Likely to Develop Asthma or Rhinitis

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New Study: Antibiotics in Early Life Linked to Greater Likelihood of Food Allergy

In 2014, researchers reported that in comparison to untreated mice, newborn mice treated with antibiotics produced higher levels of allergen-specific IgE and IgG1 antibodies when sensitized with peanut allergen. Now a new study published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (Aug. 2016) has linked antibiotic use during infancy with increased odds of developing food allergy… Continue reading New Study: Antibiotics in Early Life Linked to Greater Likelihood of Food Allergy

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New Centers of Excellence Join the FARE Clinical Network

The FARE Clinical Network is expanding, and will now comprise 28 centers of excellence across the country. The FARE Clinical Network, dedicated to changing the face of food allergy care, is the only collaborative network of its kind. Five centers have recently joined the network, which now comprises 28 centers of excellence across the country.… Continue reading New Centers of Excellence Join the FARE Clinical Network

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In Siblings, Peanut Tolerance Is Predicted by Negative Test Results Prior to Introduction

Younger brothers and sisters of peanut-allergic children are at higher risk for peanut sensitivity than children in general. However, a Canadian study published in the June 2016 issue of Allergy found that siblings whose peanut allergy tests were negative prior to introduction did not have an allergic response when they ate peanut for the first… Continue reading In Siblings, Peanut Tolerance Is Predicted by Negative Test Results Prior to Introduction

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Researchers: Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Resulting from LEAP Study is Nutritionally Safe

The introduction of peanuts to infants at risk for developing a peanut allergy does not have a negative impact on growth or nutrition, nor does it affect the duration of breastfeeding, according to new findings published online June 10 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In this study, funded by the National Institute… Continue reading Researchers: Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Resulting from LEAP Study is Nutritionally Safe