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Food Allergy Experts Clarify Recent LEAP Study

Food Allergy Experts Clarify Recent LEAP Study

The recent release of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study, conducted by researchers in the UK, has caused much talk and media coverage.  But, some experts are worried that the public is making incorrect assumptions about the results which could lead to risky behavior surrounding food allergies. Gina Mennett Lee, a food allergy consultant based in Branford, says: know the facts. "It's not a cure nor a treatment but it may be a preventative measure for some children," she says, of the research which showed early exposure to peanuts could help prevent an allergy from developing in some small children. According to this mom of a daughter with severe food...

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