Researchers May Have Just Found The Cure For Peanut Allergies

Soon everyone can enjoy the greatest food known to mankind.

The cure for peanut allergy might be here within the next several years.

A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found a bacteria in the stomach thats causes the allergy, which if treated, could eradicate peanut butter allergies.

Scientists have found that clostridia, a type of bacteria, leaves some intestinal cells susceptible to adverse affects caused by food allergens. A press release released by the University of Chicago — where senior study author Cathryn Nagler, Bunning Food Allergy Professor, teaches — points to probiotic therapies as a potential remedy. A patent application was submitted by the researchers in February 2014.

Between 1997 and 2011, food allergy levels in children have spiked roughly 50 percent, with a correlation found between its rise and the use of antibiotics and antimicrobals.

"Environmental stimuli such as antibiotic overuse, high fat diets, caesarean birth, removal of common pathogens and even formula feeding have affected the microbiota with which we've co-evolved," Nagler said.

Although the study was conducted on mice, Nagler and the team are optimistic the results of these remedies will be similar in the human intestinal tract.

Peanut butter nirvana is just around the corner.

(h/t: NewsMic)

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