Cracking the Nut

Australian researchers may have found a cure for peanut allergies, reports

“Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute gave around 30 allergic children a daily dose of peanut protein together with a probiotic in an increasing amount over an 18-month period. The probiotic used in the study was Lactobacillus rhamnosus and the dose was equivalent to eating about 20 kilos of yoghurt each day.

“At the end of the trial 80 per cent of the children could eat peanuts without any reaction.”