Peanut Allergy Studies and Trials

A little more than a year ago - newspapers, magazines, networks and blogs announced in bold headlines that there was a peanut allergy cure.

This news came from several successful clinical trials and studies that had recently released exciting results.

The most well known trial was from Duke University. Several children who underwent peanut allergy therapy were able to ingest a number of peanuts upon completing the trial.

It's still not clear whether these children built up a tolerance or are experiencing a true cure. (Study participants were encouraged to continue to eat peanut products daily.)

However, the results do look promising and several more studies are now underway ranging from oral immunotherapy to sublingual immunotherapy to even Trichuris Suis Ova Therapy ie: ingestion of parasite eggs.

Each therapy and study is different and some are currently recruiting volunteers. If you are interested more information, the studies that are available or would like to potentially enroll in a study; you can visit Clinical Trials at: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=peanut+allergy .

You can also search for trials on other conditions and allergens at clinicaltrials.gov .

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Ruth LovettSmith is the mother of a child with multiple life threatening food allergies and founder of Best Allergy Sites: Your Food Allergy and Gluten Free Guide http://www.bestallergysites.com/

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