Study Finds Dogs May Help Prevent Diabetes In Children

Study Finds Dogs May Help Prevent Diabetes In Children

From helping children with autism to sniffing out and detecting cancer, new research is finding more evidence of the health benefits our canine friends provide.

New Study Finds Dogs May Help Prevent Diabetes in Children

We?ve known for awhile that dogs have great abilities to help us heal and cope with physical and cognitive disabilities. A new study has found that dogs help prevent diabetes in children. The new Finnish study has found that having a dog at home can reduce the chance of developing type 1 diabetes.  A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics finds that contact with dogs during infancy can have an impact on reducing the onset of type 1 diabetes.

?We can show from previous studies that exposure to dogs prevents airway inflammations,? says research professor Suvi Virtanen of THL. ?The evidence we have now gained points to a significant protective effect in relation to type 1 diabetes, too. The results are unique on a worldwide scale, and additional research evidence is still needed to support our findings.? ?

3000 children participated in the study. They were all part of a early onset diabetes prevention study. All of the children had a high hereditary risk of developing diabetes. Many animals were used in the study, from cats to horses, but only the children who had contact with dogs before they were 1 year old were found to have a lower risk of developing the disease.

There has been previous research suggesting that contact with dogs during early life can . Research has found that exposure to dogs prevents airway inflammations. With the new study linking dogs to even more protective effects in health researchers are now expanding the study. These findings still need to be confirmed in other populations.

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Roundup 35 ? Favorite Dog Articles, Deals & Videos of the Week

Sorry I?ve been quiet this week (only posting one article this week & being scarce on social media), I?m a little under the weather at the moment. But I did still have a chance to read as I carved out my own permanent indent into the couch this week.

Here are my favorite dog articles of the week, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Favorite Dog Articles of the Week


Lovely tribute to those special dogs that have a way of finding their way into our lives ? especially when we?re least expecting it.


It does seem that whenever a pet develops a new lump or mass we tend to assume it?s cancer ? is this just because humans have a way of assuming the worst?  Interesting look at the subject from a veterinarian?s point of view.

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While I recommend this article to everyone I must warn you ? tearjerker alert, wait til you have some kleenex nearby.


Great lessons from someone that?s experienced so much when it comes to working in a shelter ? and a lovely look at why we shouldn?t always be so quick to judge.


Fascinating look at the current state of dog walking, it?s history, and what one individual has learned from a decade in the profession.


It?s no secret that I love older dogs, and I?m a firm believer that they enrich our lives in countless ways. Maddie is one of those awesome dogs, and she can be  seen in the featured image above

Favorite Dog Deals of the Week

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  • in Large/Blue 50% Off ? Amazon
  • or more & Free Shipping w/ AFALL10 ? Only Natural Pet

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Favorite Dog Videos of the Week

Kitten doing a great job keeping up with this wiggly pup

What a fun game of fetch

The cutest partners in crime

 

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