A study published this month in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests that the protective properties of preventing peanut allergy with early peanut introduction does not extend to other allergic diseases.
Researchers from the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP Study) looked at the prevalence of allergic disease in patients who had peanut introduced to their diet at an early age. It was previously unclear if the benefit of early peanut introduction was allergen or disease specific.
Findings suggest that early consumption of peanut, although it did decrease peanut allergy, did not prevent other allergic diseases, or reported allergic reactions to treenuts and sesame. Peanut consumption also did not hasten the improvement of eczema or egg allergy.
Overall, data suggest that the benefits of early peanut introduction in preventing peanut allergy does not extend to other allergic diseases.
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