Soy Consumption and Peanut Allergy Connection Debunked


(Story Update: Read Below!) A widely published study in 2003 suggested that consumption of soy milk or soy-based formula played a part in the development of peanut allergies in children.  However, researchers from the University of Melbourne have pursued this concept further and found it to be coincidental rather than cause and effect.  In a cohort study that closely followed 620 children, they found that parents with children who were already at an increased risk for peanut allergy, due to a family history of cow’s milk allergy, were simply more likely to give their kids soy as an alternative.  However … read on for story update …

Story Update: We can always count on Robyn O’Brien to look behind the study.  She warns that the above mentioned study was actually funded by Nestle Corporation, the makers of Nestle’s Good Start Supreme Soy Formula! Read Robyn’s post for full details.

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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