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When should children be introduced to peanut products?

Denise Krebs

Over the past decade, there has been an uptick in children with peanut allergies. The usual recommendation is children that are high risk for the allergy to avoid all peanut products before the age of three. A recent study is challenging the idea of total peanut avoidance. The LEAP study has come out with new guidelines that might prevent high risk children from developing the allergy.


This week on Take Care, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen talk with Dr. Gerald Nepom, the emeritus director of Benaroya Research Institute, to talk about the LEAP study.


You can hear more of this conversation on Take Care, Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. and Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.