Can food allergies be prevented or is there a cure for food allergies?
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Host: Can food allergies be prevented or is there a cure for food allergies? Robert B. Gravani: Well, it turns out that some research that's going on now addresses issues in infants that might be at risk in terms of coming from families that are predisposed to certain allergies and paediatricians would recommend that these infants be breast fed for the first six months, let solid foods be introduced gradually later on and that they not be given specific allergens like peanuts or sea food, etcetera until they are about three years old, but really it's very, very difficult to prevent food allergies. The treatment for food, there really isn't any and avoidance diets are very important. What we are doing here is trying to avoid that specific offending protein that an individual might be sensitized to.

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