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February 6, 2005

ADULTS WHO HAD HIGHER EXPOSURE TO INFANT SIBLINGS HAVE DECREASED RISK FOR MS

Topics: Health Issues

Adults who report having had higher exposure to infant siblings during their first 6 years of life have a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study in the January 26 issue of JAMA.

The "hygiene hypothesis" proposes that early life infections may reduce the risk for allergic and autoimmune disorders, and can influence the developing immune system, according to background information in the article

Posted by Hyscience at February 6, 2005 9:31 PM



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