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Peanut Allergy

Thousands of people suffering from peanut _1_ could be saved from possible fatal allergic reactions thanks to a new therapy started by British doctors.

Doctors say the treatment for peanut allergy has _2_ the lives of children taking part in a large clinical _3_.

Peanut allergy is a very serious problem _4_ 1% of children. It is a dificult allergy for parents because they always have to make sure there are no peanuts in the food their children are eating.

The new trial follows a small experiment which showed that allergic children were able to tolerate small daily doses of peanut protein mixed in their food. The goal was to see if this could result in greater _5_ of peanuts in the long term. By eating increasing the amounts of peanut protein every day children were able to train their _6_ to tolerate nuts.

By the end of the trial, more than half could eat 10 peanuts without falling ill and 84% could eat five.

Key Words

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transformed - changed.
trial - a test.
tolerance - your body's ability to become adjusted to something so that its effects are experienced less strongly.
allergies - a medical conditions that cause you to become sick after eating, touching, or breathing things that are harmless to most people.
immune systems - your immune system protects you health by fighting sickness.
affecting - producing an effect or change.

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