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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:59 am 
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A molecule which may protect against food allergy has been identified.

Interleukin-12 has been shown to be "missing" in mice which were bred to be allergic to peanuts.

The results published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggest that the molecule normally stops allergies to food developing.

The rest of the article is here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6254576.stm

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:20 am 
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Yes, this sounds promising!

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