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Babies with Pets Less Likely to Have Allergies | Care2 Healthy ...: Ever wonder if you should adopt a pet when y...

Babies with Pets Less Likely to Have Allergies | Care2 Healthy ...: Ever wonder if you should adopt a pet when y...

Ever wonder if you should adopt a pet when you have a new baby at home? Go ahead and get that dog or cat — it just might help your baby avoid allergies later in life, says a new study. Many parents have worried that having a dog or cat may increase a baby’s chances of allergic reactions , but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital found that early exposure to pets may even decrease a child’s likelihood of allergies to pets. The study involved a group of children from birth to adulthood, periodically collecting information about their lifelong exposure to dogs and cats. Researchers checked blood samples of 565 participants at age 18, measuring antibodies to dog and cat allergens. It turned out that exposure to an animal in the first year of life was the most important period of exposure, and it appeared to offer protection to some of the study’s participants. Among young men, t...

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