BOSTON – Having pets within the dwelling earlier than beginning and through early infancy might cut back a baby’s danger of growing meals allergy symptoms, and the kind of pet might make a distinction.
Researchers in Japan studied knowledge on greater than 97,000 moms and their youngsters and located that publicity to canine or cats throughout fetal improvement and in early infancy was related to a 13-16% decrease danger of meals allergy symptoms no less than till age three.
For canine, the danger was lowered for allergy symptoms to egg, milk, and nuts.
For cats, it was egg, wheat, and soybean. Having turtles or birds didn’t appear to make a distinction and hamster publicity was linked to the next danger of nut allergy symptoms, maybe as a result of nuts hamsters eat.
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