Bel Marra Health Comments on a Recent Study That Shows a Link Between Country Living and Allergies

Pine Valley, (PressExposure) March 30, 2012 -- Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is commenting on a recent study that explores the idea that there is a tie between people who live on farms and have allergies.

The study which was published in the February 2012 edition of the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Journal, found that growing up on a farm results in immune system alterations that reduces an individual's risk for developing allergies and allergic reactions. Lead researcher Dr. Marie Lewis comments on the findings saying, "large-scale epidemiological studies have suggested that growing up on a farm is linked to a reduced likelihood of developing allergic disease. However, until now, it has not been possible to demonstrate direct cause and effect: does the farm environment actively protect against allergies, or are allergy-prone families unlikely to live on farms?"

At the moment, conventional medicine offers no cure for allergies and no preventative measures when it comes to contracting them. Fortunately, a recent study led by researchers at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Science, has made a discovery that could eventually lead to preventative actions which can be taken during infancy in order to prevent allergies from developing.

According to the study, the piglets raised on the farm demonstrated a reduced antibody response to novel food proteins when they were weaned. In other words, they were less likely to experience allergic reactions to a common food allergen. The researchers concluded that early-life exposure to certain environmental components of farms, positively impacts regulatory mechanisms of the immune system and thereby helps to reduce the risk for developing allergies.

CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang spoke out on the subject saying, "more research needs to be done in order to determine the exact way in which farm living works as a preventative measure against the development of allergies, but it's a good start".

(SOURCE: "National Institute of Health" Direct experimental evidence that early-life farm environment influences regulation of immune responses. February 2012)

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