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Clinical Trials Update
April 26, 2016

Allergenic Diet in Early Infancy May Not Prevent Food Allergies

JAMA. 2016;315(16):1693. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4588

Previous findings have suggested peanut allergies could be dramatically reduced in infants with severe eczema or egg allergies if they were exposed to peanut allergens early in life. Investigators in a new randomized trial asked whether the same would be true for multiple allergenic foods consumed by infants not at high risk for food allergies. The study found that early consumption of allergenic foods was not efficacious in preventing food allergy (Perkins MR et al. N Engl J Med. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1514210 [published online March 4, 2016]).

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