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Author Topic: Exposure to daycares in early childhood could protect against leukemia  (Read 1630 times)

Offline CareDC

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According to data cited in the study, scientists think that childhood leukemia is the result of a genetic mutation in the womb followed by a second trigger in childhood such as an infection or its timing.

The authors believe that children exposed early in life to infections may develop immunity to the disease. They theorize that if a child's immune system is not forced to defend itself, it may overreact to infections encountered later in childhood, leading to the development of leukemia.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/04/28/leukemia-study.html

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I think building up ones immunity can only be a good thing in this world..might as well allow them to be exposed to every day illnesses and not rely on a shot to keep you healthy..rely on your own body!

 

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