Foods Containing Baked Milk Help Children Outgrow Their Dairy Allergies

Scientists at the New York-based Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that children allergic to milk outgrow their condition if they are regularly fed foods that contain baked milk.  The researchers studied 88 milk-allergic children, aged 2 to 17 years, by introducing foods containing baked milk, such as muffins, waffles and cookies, in their diets. The high temperatures during baking caused the proteins in milk to break down, lowering the allergenicity. At the end of the study period, 47 percent of the kids in the experimental group could tolerate milk products as compared  to  only  22  percent  in  a  control  group. Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn of Mount Sinai School of Medicine said: “This study shows that many children with allergies do not need to completely avoid all milk products; through careful medical supervision, children can outgrow their allergies much quicker.” The research findings were published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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