An injection could someday keep peanut allergies at bay for up to six weeks, study says

More than 3 million people in the United States are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. But experimental new research suggests adults might someday be able to take an antibody to keep symptoms at bay for up to six weeks — at least in small doses.

More than 50 million people in the United States suffer allergies each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Snacking on nuts during the first year of life may reduce the risk of a nut allergy in children, studies show. Previously, parents of high-risk children had been advised to delay their introduction of peanuts.

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