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Recent research has found that growing up with a dog reduces the risk of asthma by up to 15%. And even more, the study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, shows that children who grew up with frequent exposure to farms had up to 50% fewer asthma cases.
Thanks to the Swedish health registration system, in which each Swedish citizen has his own personal identification number, in which personal health data is recorded, in combination with a record of dog owners (mandatory in Sweden since 2011), it was found that in children who grew up in a home with a dog during their first year, he risk of developing asthma At the age of 6 years decreased by 15%.
A child's lack of early exposure to microbes and parasites increases his susceptibility to allergic reactions as he grows up.