A fat molecule formed by gut bacteria could be the key to preventing deadly peanut allergies, scientists say.
- Researchers say the molecule, called 'butyrate' has reduced allergic reactions in mice and could have a similar effect in humans.
- However, there are still some issues to work out - including the fact that butyrate is hard to swallow due to its unpleasant smell, and tends to break down before it can take effect in the body.
- Do you have any food allergies? What are some things you have to deal with that other people aren't aware of?