Monday, December 13, 2010

More germs needed?

So cool to know that the more young ones are exposed to germs in their younger years, the better. But of course it doesn't mean we take hygiene less serious, just that not so major2.. LOL! Why I said so? I'll let the below article explain to you.. wink!

"Our researchers suggest that the ultra-clean, ultra hygienic environments early in life may contribute to higher levels of inflammation as an adult, which in turn increases risks for a wide range of diseases," says a professor from Illinois. In a study that compared Filipino children with their American counterparts, it was found that, overall, the Filipinos suffered many more infectious diseases as youngsters. Yet contrary to expectations, young Filipino adults had much lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, the concentration of which rises in response to inflammation. The conclusion? Greater childhood exposure to common bacteria may actually protect adults from deadly illness.