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    AngusFangus is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultDoes peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    UPDATE: Not only does it not cause epilepsy, it is actually recommended on this diet for epileptic humans:

    http://www.epilepsy.com/articles/ar_1103831971.html

    Ahem. So, um, carry on. LOL!

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    This friend of mine at work and I were just talking on the phone, and she said that someone told her recently that peanut butter causes epilepsy. She thought it sounded crazy (and I do too), but wondered if I had ever heard anything like this.

    I told her I would run it by your collective brains, but that I had never heard or read anything to that effect, and I find it hard to believe that something like this could escape my attention. After all, we have covered everything from chocolate to grapes to onions and beyond on here. hee

    I just wondered if anyone else had heard this rumor?


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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    I never heard that...
    Be interesting to hear what the others say.

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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    What??? ??? ???

    I sure hope it doesn't...though I have never heard anything of the sort. And Charlie loves it…maybe its just a myth :-\

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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    Don't tell me that. *My boys get PB everyday in their kongs *:'(



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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    I really should have added a LOL to the above post! I SERIOUSLY doubt that peanut butter causes epilepsy! Mine get it almost every day too.


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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    Geez, seems to me that millions of kids all over would be having episodes in classrooms everywhere if that were true. Not to mention the pooches eating PB in their kongs everyday. I suppose it's possible that PB with lots of additives might cause problems, but I'd think it'd be from the additives. Anyway, alll this talk is making me hungry. I think I'm gonna fix myself a bagel with PB!

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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    While I am not a vet, I am a med student, and know that PB does NOT cause epilespy in humans. Epilepsy is a disease of the brain that is typically inherited (98% of cases). Now I speak with my cousin, who is a vet regularly, and she and I are always making comments on the many similarities between vetrinary and human medicine, with the neuroanatomy and physiology being at the top of that list. I guarantee that your friend is misinformed.

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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    ccl, we thought so too. We were basically just wondering if anyone else had come across this rumor. I agree, many (sometimes surprising) similarities in veterinary and human medicine!

    I agree with the above: If PB caused epilepsy, I would never have made it out of the third grade. LOL! (I lived exclusively on peanut butter for over a year.)


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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    Ummmm...I sure hope it doesn't!
    *putting cover back on jar and hiding spoon behind back*

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    DefaultRe: Does peanut butter cause epilepsy?

    Now, I am not in the medical or vet field in any way, but I would not think PB has any connection to epilepsy.

    Like the rest of you, I give it to my Lexi almost daily. In fact, she loves it so much, I swear she actually recognized the JIF jar because she gets all excited when I get it out of the cabinet.

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