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New treatment for peanut allergies shows promise

Posted at 10:39 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 10:39:26-05

A promising new treatment could help children suffering from peanut allergies.

A California drug company has developed a daily capsule containing peanut flour that seems to de-sensitize children to nuts.

Aimmune Therapeutics says 67% of kids who had the treatment were eventually able to tolerate small amounts of peanuts.

However, the findings still need to be confirmed by independent experts. 

The company plans to file for approval by the FDA by the end of the year.