“It would seem that children who have benefited from the probiotic peanut therapy are able to change the way that they live and not have to really worry about peanuts anymore,” Mimi Prang, lead researcher, told the journal. “That’s what’s exciting.”
Researchers did note, however, that their experiment was limited as it only included a small group. Therefore, more experiments should be done on larger groups.
Scientists also want to test whether the probiotic could help with other food allergies.
“Theoretically, it should work for any other allergen that’s also presented with this probiotic,” Prang said. "I think a really important study to do next would be to see if it works in the setting of other food allergies to induce a long-lasting tolerance.”
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