Early eggs may prevent food allergy

Introducing eggs into the diet within the first few months of life may help prevent one of the commonest food allergies, researchers from WA find.

But the practice is not without risk as many infants have already developed sensitivity to egg protein in utero and show reactions as early as four months, they found in a trial of early egg introduction into the diet.

In an effort to address the high rates of food allergy that affect almost one in 10 Australian children by the age of one, clinicians at the University of Western Australia