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Growing up on a farm may cut risk of allergic conditions in adulthood

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5223 (Published 27 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5223
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Growing up on a farm is associated with lower odds of allergic conditions in adulthood, including atopic asthma and rhinitis, than an inner city childhood, a European study has found.1

Evidence has shown that exposure to environmental or microbial biodiversity in early life may influence the subsequent risk of allergic conditions. To investigate this, researchers studied 10 201 people aged 26-54 from 14 countries taking …

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