A New Approach in Reducing Risk of Peanut Allergy? Promising Study Released!

This week’s NEJM released a study (LEAP Trial) from King’s College in London looking at reducing the risk of developing peanut allergies in infants by having them consume peanuts. The authors observed decreased frequency of peanut allergies in the group that consumed peanuts versus the group that avoided. Dr. Rebecca Gruchalla, Professor and Director of the UT Southwestern Allergy and Immunology Division, co-wrote an editorial in the NEJM describing the trial and its potential effect on future studies and management of food-based allergies. Check out the original study and Dr. Gruchalla’s editorial below!

Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy

Preventing Peanut Allergy through Early Consumption – Ready for Prime Time?