Study: Heated milk tolerable for allergic children

July 21, 2008 2:13:19 PM PDT
Most children with milk allergies might tolerate warm milk. According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, children who have outgrown their milk allergies still have milk-specific antibodies. But the specific milk proteins that trigger this reaction can almost entirely be destroyed through exposure to high temperatures.

New York researchers tested 100 children. Overall, 69 children were able to tolerate heated milk, but not unheated milk.

The authors of the study hope the findings can lead to changes in diagnosing and managing children with milk allergies.