Top Benefits of Peanuts that Early Could Protect from Allergy And InfantsEating peanuts early could prevent allergy and infants is really true, not a joke. A survey found that peanuts may help prevent allergic reactions to babies before 11 months of age, if they are continuing with their feeding foods.
Granting to the New England Journal of Medicine a research which is grounded on a British survey of 640 kids, who were the age of 4 months to 11 months, were counted at high hazard of becoming sensitized to peanuts either because of a pre-existing egg allergy or eczema, which can be tied to peanut allergic reaction.
The researchers at Evelina London Children's Hospital had an experiment. In which they randomized the children into two categories. The children of the first category were told to feed foods containing pureed peanuts and the children of the second category were told to avoid peanuts until they turned five -- to see if avoiding peanuts was really the best way to prevent a peanut allergic reaction.
They establish that by age of five years, less than one percent of the children who consumed food, 3 or more times each week, containing peanuts, developed a peanut allergy, as compared to 17.3 percent in the category that avoided peanuts entirely.
Some experts stated that the survey becomes helpful to point to a new direction of reducing, which have more than doubled in the last 10 years in Britain and North America.
Paul Lang, a pediatric allergist at the North Shore Allergy and Asthma Institute in New York, adds his comments as "We have always been suspicious of a possible increased incidence of allergy to peanuts, and perhaps other foods, due to a delayed introduction of those foods usually occurring after the age of three," although he was not involved in the survey.
It is also true that this work points to a possible earlier introduction of food to diminish the ability to get sensitized to those foods. An allergic reaction to peanuts can develop early in life. It is rarely outgrown and can be disastrous.
In Britain, there is nearly one in 50 school going age children are allergic to peanuts. According to an estimate, one to three percent of children in the developed world are affected by peanut allergies. This incident is also growing in Asia and Africa.
Another work was done by the LEAP-On study, which aim is to research whether the same effects could be preserved if the children stopped eating peanuts for 12 months.
Blanka Kaplan, who is a pediatric allergist at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York, was also not involved in the survey, says that, "Although there are still many questions which are unanswered about the natural history of peanut and other food allergies, this study provides new valuable practical information".
Thus the study emphasizes the benefits of early peanut introduction and be able to understand the harm of unnecessary delay of peanut consumption in infants which will be cause a risk for allergic diseases.