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Hygiene hypothesis questioned

  1. Feb 18, 2004 #1

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    http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040217/01
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2004 #2
    I can just remember being at a lecture in which they compared two populations. One in Finland and one just accros the border in Russia. Genetically the populations were similar. The main difference was that the Fins have very hygienic and clean houses and the Russians didn't. The Fins had higher incidence of asthma and such.

    I can't really remember the details. It was at least a year ago.
     
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