J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 May 20;139(5):1600-1607.e2. Epub 2016 Aug 20.
Women's & Children's Health Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia; School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Women's and Children's Health Network, Adelaide, Australia; Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia.
Background: The ideal age to introduce egg into the infant diet has been debated for the past 2 decades in the context of rising rates of egg allergy.
Objective: We sought to determine whether regular consumption of egg protein from age 4 to 6 months reduces the risk of IgE-mediated egg allergy in infants with hereditary risk, but without eczema.
Methods: Infants aged 4 to 6 months were randomly allocated to receive daily pasteurized raw whole egg powder (n = 407) or a color-matched rice powder (n = 413) to age 10 months. Read More