According to a new study, the good news is that many affected children outgrow their allergy, presumably as the immune system learns to tolerate food initially mistaken as 'foreign'.

According to researchers the children, who have more limited exposure to novel foods than adults, are more susceptible to food allergies.

The study is the first to demonstrate that consumption of a normal diet stimulates cells in the gut that suppress rejection of food by the immune system.

The research was published online in issue of Science, explained how food tolerance emerges over time in normal individuals.

For the study, researchers conducted 'antigen-free' mouse models, these animals were not only raised in a germ-free environment.


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