Source Pravda.Ru

Parents Should not Over-Protect Children from Germs

No one will argue that cleanliness in a living place is one of  the main rules of hygiene.

Today a new study finds that children who grow up in super-clean, sanitized environments may be at higher risk for heart disease as adults.

Kids getting dirty on a playground is a time-honored tradition, but do you ever worry what kind of germs your child might pick up or put in their mouth?

A new study suggests you shouldn't necessarily be concerned.

“What we're finding has to do with the everyday pathogens you come in contact to, germs in the environment, germs that you might encounter in dirt and in your household that might actually have some beneficial effects long-term.”

Researcher Chris Kuzawa and his colleagues started following a group of Filipino children 26 years ago, and found that exposure to dirty environments early in life lowered production of c-reactive protein  - a substance that is known to increase heart attack risk later in life.

“There is a need for the immune system to have some kind of challenge and to experience low-level pathogens within the environment. This is actually an important part of how the immune system develops.”

Encouraging findings, but Kuzawa says, “we're a long way from encouraging people to go out and pick up germs.”

“I think it would be very preliminary to ask parents to do anything differently with their kids based on what we found."

CNN News has contributed to the report.

The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war

Iran strongly determined to fight for Golan Heights
Comments
George W. Bush, who saw Putin's soul in 2001, says what US attitude to Russia should be like
George W. Bush, who saw Putin's soul in 2001, says what US attitude to Russia should be like
Iran strongly determined to fight for Golan Heights
Russian stock market, national currency collapse because of US sanctions
Russian stock market, national currency collapse because of US sanctions
Unexploded Western missiles in Russia's hands: Russian air defenses to get even better
Unexploded Western missiles in Russia's hands: Russian air defenses to get even better
Unexploded Western missiles in Russia's hands: Russian air defenses to get even better
Unexploded Western missiles in Russia's hands: Russian air defenses to get even better
Turkey withdraws its gold from USA
Turkey withdraws its gold from USA
The Geo-political board game: Predicting the next move
Putin must sue UK because of Skripal case lies
USA's 'stupid missiles' ensure major victories for Russia on many fronts
Unexploded Western missiles in Russia's hands: Russian air defenses to get even better
Yulia Skripal received toxic chemical injection while in a coma, Russian embassy officials say
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria
USA highly concerned about Russia's cold-blooded silence in response to missile attack on Syria