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28 January 2015 - Foodnavigator - Researchers ‘astounded’ by results of probiotic peanut allergy study

RJ Whitehead

A probiotic could hold the key to treating peanut allergies in children, researchers in Melbourne have found.

In a study at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, scientists successfully completed initial trials to find that a course of the Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic, alongside a gradually increasing dose of peanuts themselves, could potentially provide a long-term cure for allergy sufferers.