Soy Milk Does Not Cause Peanut Allergies!

by Hannah Punitha on  June 20, 2008 at 12:06 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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 Soy Milk Does Not Cause Peanut Allergies!
Debunking the soy milk allergy myth, a Melbourne scientist has revealed that soy milk does not cause peanut allergies.

Jennifer Koplin, a PhD student at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Murdoch Children's Institute has found no link between soy milk and allergy.

Koplin gathered the data on 690 children, from the Melbourne Atopy Cohort Study, to see which allergies they developed, if any.

Each child was fed with either dairy milk, soy milk or a hydrolysed milk formula.

"There's a bit of a myth out there that drinking soy milk can bring on peanut allergies," The Age quoted Koplin, as saying.

"Our study proved drinking cows milk, or soy milk, makes no difference to whether an allergy develops in a child.

"The good news for parents is that they can now feed their children on soy milk and not have to worry about getting peanut allergies," she added.

A 2003 study had claimed that soy milk was a trigger for the development of peanut allergies.

However, the latest research challenges those claims.

Koplin is now involved in a further study, performed by the Murdoch Children's Institute and led by Dr Katie Allen, looking at other factors to do with peanut allergies.

The researchers will be looking at five thousand children, aged 12 months old, to determine how many of them develop allergies, why some do and some don't, and why allergies are more common now than in the past.

"The study is looking at things such as the timing of food into diet - does it cause an allergy if eggs or peanuts are introduced earlier, or later?" she said.

Source: ANI

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Hi, I suddenly introduced a healthy eating plan into my life style at the age of around 39 years and replaced dairy milk with soya milk. I started to eat more fruit and veg but also lots of nuts along with the soya milk. I noticed that the skin on my face which had never seen spots or acne suddenly broke out into acne and as I was not sure what the cause was this continued for six months in line with my new diet. I tried to reduce the peanut intake and found a slight improvement. I am now 42 years old and back on my regular diet with limited dairy milk and no soya milk and obviously less peanuts and my face and skin are completely blemish free [ no spots ]. Hip Hip Hurey !!! My own conclussion was that the soya milk made me allergic to peanuts.


The funny thing is I was not at all allergic to nuts until I started drinking soy milk as an adult. Now I'm suddenly also allergic to peanut butter and soy milk but NOT soy beans or peanuts.

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