Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pets Help Avoid Allergies, Even During Pregnancy

Christine Cole Johnson has found that having pets in the home during pregnancy reduces a babies level of the immunoglobulins that contribute to the development of allergies.

Her result are presented in a paper titled: Effect of prenatal indoor pet exposure on the trajectory of total IgE levels in early childhood, to be published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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