Hygiene Hypothesis

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, a new British study's found children who attend daycare are 35% less likely to have asthma by age 6. Kids enrolled between 6 months and a year have a 75% reduction in risk. The findings support the so-called "hygiene hypothesis" which argues the less exposure to infections children have early in life, the more likely they are to develop illness.

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