PETS CUT KIDS’ AL­LERGY RISKS

National Enquirer - - HEALTH WEALTH -

PETS could keep kids from de­vel­op­ing al­ler­gies — and the more the merrier! A re­cent study led by Dr. Bill Hes­sel­mar from the Univer­sity of Gothen­burg found that ev­ery ex­tra dog or cat in a house­hold re­duces a child’s chance of get­ting an al­ler­gic dis­ease by a fifth! Sci­en­tists said a larger num­ber of pets may have a “mini-farm” ef­fect, as chil­dren who grow up close to cat­tle also tend to have a lower risk of al­lergy prob­lems.

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