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Gluten-Free Research Roundup

The latest medical news for people with allergies and food sensitivities

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released new guidelines recommending the introduction of peanut-containing foods during infancy to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy. For high-risk kids (those with severe eczema, egg allergy or both), peanuts can be introduced as early as 4 to 6 months under the supervision of a healthcare provider. For children with mild or moderate eczema, the guidelines recommend introduction around 6 months. For kids without eczema or food allergy, peanut-containing foods can be introduced according to family preference. In all cases, infants should start other solid foods before they eat peanut-containing foods.

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