Weava Collection - Research on Peanut Allergy Reaserch (peanuts, peanut allergy, peanut protein, proteins, allergy)
- contact with peanuts, your immune system produces an antibody that clings to white blood cells. Those antibodies then release certain chemicals, such as histamine, that cause inflammation of tissue and lead to allergy symptoms
- peanut allergy, your immune system has identified peanut protein as a threat to the body.
- trigger an anaphylactic reaction where heart rate speeds up, blood pressure falls, and the airway constricts.
- itchy throat, hives, indigestion, difficulty breathing, and runny nose
- For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction
- For now, the only treatment for peanut allergy is strict prevention by avoiding all peanuts, or rapid injections of epinephrine when peanuts are accidentally eaten
- One small study presents some hope that we can help people get over their peanut allergies. Researchers tested 40 people with peanut allergies, ages 12 to 37, by first testing their tolerance to a small dose of peanut powder. Then they gave half the group a small daily dose of the powder, gradually increasing the dose; they gave the other half of the group a placebo. After 44 weeks, those given the real peanut powder could increase their symptom-free consumption from 3.5 milligrams at the start of the study to 496 milligrams. After 68 weeks, their tolerance went up to 996 milligrams.
- To avoid the risk of anaphylactic shock, people with a peanut allergy must be very careful about what they eat. Peanuts and peanut products are commonly found in candies, cereals and baked goods, such as cookies, cakes and pies. If you’re eating out, ask the restaurant staff about ingredients - for example, peanut butter may be an ingredient in a sauce or marinade. Be extra careful when eating Asian and Mexican food and other cuisines in which peanuts are commonly used. Even ice cream parlors may not be safe for people with a peanut allergy, since peanuts are a common topping.
- Peanuts are one of the food allergens most commonly associated with anaphylaxis, a sudden and potentially deadly condition that requires immediate attention and treatment
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- young people outgrow allergies to common food allergens, such as milk and eggs. Peanut allergies tend to last a lifetime
- Certain proteins in peanuts act as allergens. Instead of recognizing those proteins as nourishment, the body mistakes them for dangerous trespassers and launches an attack
- During the past decade, many doctors have instructed parents to avoid feeding peanuts to children under 3. Now. some researchers think that advice may have made peanut allergies worse. The reason, they say, is that peanuts are hard to avoid. Tiny amounts hide in places, such as chili and Chinese food, where you don't expect to find them. Nut-free cakes or cookies can be contaminated with bits of peanuts from other products made in the same bakery
- Allergies occur when the body's immune system becomes hypersensitive to substances that are normally harmless. A substance that triggers an allergy is called an allergen
- ingests peanuts, the antibodies latch on to the peanut proteins, forming links between the proteins and other cells called mast cells that release histamine and other compounds that cause an allergic reaction. Histamine causes blood vessels to enlarge, which sets off allergic symptoms ranging from mild (runny nose, sneezing) to severe (tightening of the airways, a deadly drop in blood pressure). Although any food allergy can be serious, peanuts are among a handful of food allergens that tend to trigger the most severe reactions, says allergist Asriani Chiu. No one knows why
- Because avoiding peanuts is virtually impossible, some scientists now suggest that babies be exposed to lots of peanuts. They point to Asia and Africa, where infants are often fed large amounts of peanuts and peanut allergies are rare. Perhaps by eating lots of peanuts from an early age, the child's body learns to recognize that peanut proteins are safe.
- Because avoiding peanuts is virtually impossible, some scientists now suggest that babies be exposed to lots of peanuts. They point to Asia and Africa, where infants are often fed large amounts of peanuts and peanut allergies are rare. Perhaps by eating lots of peanuts from an early age, the child's body learns to recognize that peanut proteins are safe
- ate her first peanut. Her body mistook the proteins in the peanuts for a dangerous substance and produced antibodies to those proteins. Antibodies are proteins that normally fight harmful invaders, such as viruses
- In the United States, peanuts are usually dry-roasted. In Asia and Africa, they're boiled or fried. "The type of preparation may affect the proteins in the peanuts," Chiu says.
- ate her first peanut. Her body mistook the proteins in the peanuts for a dangerous substance and produced antibodies to those proteins. Antibodies are proteins that normally fight harmful invaders, such as viruses.
- Studies of rats and mice have shown that repeated exposure to tiny amounts of certain substances can make the immune system hypersensitive to them. If the same is true for humans, repeated exposure to trace amounts of peanuts could be causing peanut allergies.
- carries an autoinjector, a drug-filled needle that she can inject herself with if she feels herself going into anaphylactic shock. The autoinjector contains epinephrine (also called adrenaline), a hormone that helps reverse the symptoms of shock.
- a compound that causes blood vessels to enlarge and sets off
- One theory is that allergies occur when babies are introduced to peanuts before the immune system has matured. causing it to overreact to peanuts.
- peanuts, other nuts, and shellfish are especially likely to trigger anaphylactic shock, the most severe kind of allergic reaction. Anaphylactic shock causes swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, and a sudden drop in blood pressure. Without treatment. it can quickly become deadly.
- Until a cure is found
- There is no cure for nut allergies, although several preliminary studies suggest that it may be possible to temper a reaction to peanuts with immunotherapy
- Various studies had suggested that early exposure to peanut protein by infants with allergic tendencies could sensitize them and lead to a serious peanut allergy. In 2000, pregnant and nursing women were advised to avoid eating peanuts, especially if allergies ran in the family. And new mothers were told not to give babies peanuts before age 3, when digestive systems are more fully developed.
- Today, the thinking is exactly the opposite. Instead of restricting exposure to peanut protein by unborn or nursing babies, the tiny amounts that may enter the baby’s circulation when a pregnant or nursing woman eats peanuts might actually induce tolerance, not sensitization.
- . Like shots given for pollen allergies, the approach starts with exposure under the tongue to a minuscule amount of the offending peanut protein, followed by exposure to gradually increasing amounts under strict medical supervision.
- Between 25 and 40 percent of people who are allergic to peanuts are also allergic to tree nuts
- Many people with an allergy to peanuts are also allergic to one or more tree nuts, like walnuts, pecans or almonds.
- But this advice did nothing to curb the steady climb in peanut allergies, and it was abandoned in 2008
- Ideally, allergists would like to prevent the development of peanut allergy in the first place. Experts had thought that one way would be to keep fetuses and breast-fed babies from exposure to peanut protein by restricting consumption by pregnant and nursing women.
- The latest study, conducted in Cambridge, England, and published in The Lancet last week, found that after six months of oral immunotherapy, up to 91 percent of children aged 7 to 16 could safely ingest about five peanuts a day, far more than they could before the treatment. About one-fifth of treated children reacted to ingested peanuts, but most reactions were mild, usually an itchy mouth. Only one child of the 99 studied had a serious reaction.
When immunotherapy works, the research suggests, the severity of the allergy is lessened, enabling an allergic person to safely ingest small amounts of the offending protein. It is not known how long protection lasts without continued immunotherapy, however, and the researchers warned that no one should try it on his own. Further study is needed before the treatment can be used clinically, probably years from now.
- Several theories exist as to why there could be a spike in food allergies. The main theory to explain a rise in allergic disease, including food allergy, is the "hygiene hypothesis" that generally suggests that "clean living" with less farm living and the use of medications to prevent and quickly treat infections leaves our immune system in a state that is more prone to attack harmless proteins like those in foods, pollens, and animal dander. Other theories include the timing of introduction of the food and how the food is prepared.
- Avoid foods that contain peanuts or any of these ingredients:
Cold pressed, expeller pressed or extruded peanut oil
Mandelonas (peanuts soaked in almond flavoring)
Peanut protein hydrolysate
Peanut is sometimes found in the following:
Baked goods (e.g., pastries, cookies)
Candy (including chocolate candy)
Some Unexpected Sources of Peanut
African, Asian and Mexican dishes
Sauces such as chili sauce, hot sauce, pesto, gravy, mole sauce and salad dressing
Sweets such as pudding, cookies, baked goods, pies and hot chocolate
Some vegetarian food products, especially those advertised as meat substitutes
Foods that contain extruded, cold-pressed or expelled peanut oil, which may contain peanut protein
Glazes and marinades
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