An Australian study found that most of the children with peanut allergies were able to tolerate peanuts after given large amounts of a ‘friendly’ bacteria (probiotic) Lactobacillus rhamnosus that is found in yogurt. ┬áThirty children, aged one to ten, participated in the study conducted by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. ┬áResearchers suggest that 4% of the children would have overcome the peanut allergy during the 18 month study but 80% of the children following treatment were able to tolerate increasing amounts of peanut protein…as much as 4 grams or the equivalent to about 14 peanuts.┬áThis breakthrough could offer a potential cure for sometimes fatal peanut allergies that appear in 10% of the 12-month old children in Australia.