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A group of children with peanut allergies have had their condition effectively cured, doctors believe.
A team from Cambridge's Addenbrooke's Hospital exposed four children to peanuts over a six-month period, gradually building up their tolerance.
By the end the children were eating the equivalent of five peanuts a day.
It is the first time a food allergy has been desensitised in such a way, although a longer-term follow up is now needed to confirm the findings.
Peanut allergies affect one in 50 young people in the UK and commonly cause breathing problems. Although at its most serious, it can lead to a potentially life-threatening anaphylactic shock.