A breakthrough study reveals that food allergies can be reversed in mice

Humans can someday tear open a packet of the "polymeric micelles" and stir the contents into a glass of water or juice to counteract their allergies.
Deena Theresa
The 'polymeric micelles' are effective against peanut allergies in mice.
The 'polymeric micelles' are effective against peanut allergies in mice.


  • According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 32 million people in the U.S. have food allergies
  • Food allergies largely remain a mystery and most were considered to be irreversible until now
  • Researchers have developed a compound that could counteract many types of food allergies

Food allergies, an immune system reaction that often occurs immediately after eating a certain food, are more commonplace than you can guess. According to a 2019 study, one in 10 adults has a food allergy, as do an estimated one in 13 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While shellfish is the most common allergen for adults, followed by peanut and tree nuts, milk ranks high for children, followed by eggs and peanuts.

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