A new study suggests children may be able to overcome a milk allergy with increased consumption.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new study suggests that some children may be able to overcome milk allergies with increased consumption of the drink. As reported by HealthDay, researchers found that gradual increases in exposure to milk may help develop a higher tolerance in the immune systems of those who are allergic to it.
Dr. Robert Wood, senior author and director of Allergy & Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “We now have evidence from other studies that some children once successfully treated remain allergy-free even without daily exposure, while in others the allergies return once they stop regular daily exposure to milk… This may mean that some patients are truly cured of their allergy, while in others the immune system adapts to regular daily exposure to milk and may, in fact, need the exposure to continue to tolerate it.”
More information about the study may be available in the Aug. 10 online publication of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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