New research at the University of Alberta, Canada, has unveiled that the companionship of a pet might help your children stay away from allergies and obesity. When kids get in contact with pets in their early stages of life, this is bound to decrease the risks of developing obesity and allergies. Babies who live in families who own a dog, they have higher levels of two different types of microbes which are bound to help them lower the prevalence of allergies and obesity.
The companionship of a dog will decrease kids’ risk of developing allergies
Children who are raised in families with a dog or a cat, these smart and loving companions unknowingly protect kids from allergies. The team of researchers from Canada demonstrated that children who were born in families with pets indicated to have higher levels of microbes which were prone to prevent obesity or allergies.
Anita Kozyrskyj, an epidemiologist at the University of Alberta, together with her colleagues have surveyed over seven hundred kids. They uncovered that babies who were exposed to the presence of pets from after they were born registered a high amount of oscillospira and ruminococcus. The new study was recently published in the Microbiome magazine.
The presents of a pet fuels the occurrence of two bacteria which will protect children
Kozyrskyj argued that these two types of bacteria multiplied whenever a pet was around, living in the same house as the baby. This was a twofold relation, where the microbe depended on the presence of a pet. The conclusion is that early exposure to bacteria develops some resistance. Kozyrskyj pointed out that babies in the womb of their mothers and the ones who were just born usually are indirectly exposed.
The microbes from the pet pass on to the mother and then to the baby. Thus, a kid could benefit from the bacteria even when the pet was no longer living in the house when they were born. All these findings indicate that pet exposure could significantly reduce the risks of developing allergies sometime in their life and also could reduce the risk of group B strep.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that group B strep is strong enough to produce blood infections, meningitis, and pneumonia in newborn babies. If mothers are infected with this group B strep, then doctors offered them antibiotics when delivering their babies.
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