Exposure to Female Dogs Linked to Lower Asthma Risk
Kids who live with dogs are less likely to have asthma, and the risk is even lower when children are exposed to female, as opposed to male, dogs. That’s according to findings in a Swedish study that looks at the connection between growing up with dogs and asthma risk.
The study also found children who live with two or more dogs had less asthma than those with only one dog.
In a novel finding, the scientists found no correlation between hypoallergenic dogs and a lower risk of asthma.