Allergy to come under scrutiny

Laura Marcus
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Researchers are attempting to discover how being exposed to peanuts in infancy, or avoiding them, affects a child's risk of developing a peanut allergy. Scientists from King's College London, launching the Learning Early About Peanut allergies (LEAP) study, have begun a two-year recruitment drive to find 480 children aged between four and 11 months who are already suffering from eczema or egg allergy. These children have a higher risk of developing peanut allergy.

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