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80% of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT).

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Peanut OIT involves eating small, gradually increasing amounts of peanut protein daily. Low-dose and high-dose OIT were safe and equally effective at suppressing allergic immune responses to peanut, investigators found.

This article talks about how feeding kids peanuts at an early age can keep them from developing the allergy, or even reverse it in some cases.

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