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Eggs or peanuts in early infant diet may cut allergy risk

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 21 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5099
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Introducing eggs or peanuts early into infants’ diet is associated with a lower risk of developing egg or peanut allergy, says a systematic review of the evidence published in JAMA.1

The review found “moderate certainty” evidence that introducing eggs to the infant diet at 4 to 6 months was associated with reduced egg allergy and that introducing peanuts at 4 to 11 months was associated with reduced peanut allergy when compared with later introduction of these foods.

Infant feeding guidelines have moved away from advising parents to …

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