LEAP Meeting this Thursday 7/9 6 pm at Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte!

Check out this news piece... http://abc11.com/…/peanut-allergy-study-showing-pro…/571264/

It is a good tie-in to this Thursday (7/9) evening's LEAP meeting!

Dr. Douglas Johnston, DO, FAAAAI and Dr. Vandana Patel, MD of the Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte at Asthma & Allergy Specialists, PA will be hosting a summary session with Q&A on the LEAP study.

When: Thursday, July 9th at 6pm                                                                       Where: 8045 Providence Road, Suite 300, Charlotte 28277                         RSVP to info@pakcharlotte.org To ensure our patient’s safety, no food or beverage, with the exception of water is allowed in the waiting area.

From Allergic living article…The British LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) study involved 640 “high-risk” babies – defined as those with egg allergy, severe eczema, or both. The infants were assigned to two groups: those whose parents were to regularly feed them peanut and those whose parents were told to have their children avoid peanut altogether. The children, enrolled between the ages of four and 11 months, were given a conclusive peanut food challenge at age 5. LEAP is a study focused on the prevention of food allergy in children with risk factors for peanut allergy – not on the treatment of existing food allergies