New Study Says Feed Babies Peanuts to Avoid Allergies

A PB&J keeps the doctor away.

Kids love peanut butter. Photo by Evan-Amos via Wikimedia Commons

The answer to the growing scourge of peanut allergies is more peanuts. On Monday, scientists at King's College London released a study comparing allergy rates between two groups of babies; one cohort received early exposure to the legume, while others were kept away for 60 months. The results were fairly definitive—feeding peanuts or peanut-containing foods to young children reduced their chance of developing the allergy by more than 80 percent.

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