Scientists have concluded that the lack of a large number of pathogenic microbes around a person adversely affects his health. The idea is that insufficient stress on the human immune system can lead to the development of allergies and diabetes.
Specialists conducted a survey of children in Finland and Karelia.
It turned out that children from Finland are five times more often children from Karelia suffer from allergies and six times more often have diabetes, one of the reasons for which can be autoimmune processes in the body (processes directed against one's own body). Also, Finnish children have a greater predisposition to stomach diseases than their Karelian peers.
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Scientists believe that the reason for such results lies in the fact that Russian children are more often Finnish exposed to various infections. The fact is that the immune system begins to react strongly to the body's own structures precisely when it does not have to often and actively deal with external infections.