Eating Peanuts During Breastfeeding May Reduce Allergy Risks in Kids

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies across the globe.

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Eating Peanuts During Breastfeeding May Reduce Allergy Risks in Kids

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  1. Consuming peanuts during lactation may reduce risks of allergy in kids
  2. The study appeared in the journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  3. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies across the globe
Want to keep your little ones from falling prey to peanut and nuts allergy? A latest study published in the journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests lactating mothers to consume peanuts and nuts in order to stave off risks of allergy in the newborn. It was also noted that the child must be introduced to nuts as early as possible. It was found that the combination of mother's nuts consumption during breastfeeding and child's early introduction to nuts was most effective in reducing risk of nuts allergy in kids.

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies across the globe. A food allergy is described as an unusual reaction that our body's immune system has against certain food items. Allergic symptoms may vary from person to person and can include skin irritation, rashes, itchiness or swelling in parts of the body, nausea among other symptoms.

While the exact cause of food allergies is not known, it is often seen that many people with such allergies may also have other allergic conditions like eczema and asthma. A previously conducted study linked peanut allergy in kids to asthma. The study was presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015 International Conference at Denver in the US and noted, "Many of the respiratory symptoms of peanut allergy can mirror those of an asthma attack, and vice versa. Examples of those symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing," IANS reported.

The study suggested asthmatic kids to benefit from peanut allergy tests.

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