Researchers from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute have successfully trialled a treatment for peanut allergies that could potentially provide a long term cure for allergy sufferers.

Over 60 peanut allergic children in the study were either given a dose of a probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, together with peanut protein in increasing amounts, or a placebo over 18 months to assess whether children would become tolerant to peanut.

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