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Study: Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Not Raising Allergy Risk In Newborns

DETROIT (WWJ) – Women who eat nuts or peanut butter during pregnancy don’t appear to be raising the risk that their children will have nut allergies. That’s the indication of a new study published this week.

Researchers examined more than 8,000 children who were born to nurses.

Of them, those whose moms ate nuts at least five times a month during pregnancy were 69 percent less likely to have nut allergies than those whose moms rarely consumed nuts.

Women were once advised to avoid nuts in pregnancy to avoid triggering allergies in their offspring.

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