A cure for peanut allergies?

The amount – equivalent to one 70th of a peanut – is steadily increased over three to four months.

Initially, the treatment is administered in a clinic in case of a reaction, but later parents are able to supervise it at home.

Finally the children, aged between seven and 16, were able to eat five peanuts in one sitting, according to researchers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.