Therapy for milk allergy offers hope, and caution

Large study shows benefits of gradual introduction to dairy, but protection waned for some patients in smaller studies

By Nathan Seppa, 15:08 PM February 27, 2013

SAN ANTONIO — For people with a dairy allergy, gulping down a glass of milk is unthinkable. But many patients came away with that ability after a months-long program of exposure to increasing amounts of milk, researchers from Israel reported February 24 at a meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.

But other data released at the conference raise questions about the long-term sustainability of such treatment. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University report that many...

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