London: It`s said that cleanliness is nextto godliness -- but super-clean parenting can put kids at riskof developing heart disease, a new study has revealed.
"... we have this idea that we need to protect infantsand children from microbes and pathogens at all possiblecosts. But we may be depriving developing immune networks ofimportant environmental input needed to guide their functionthroughout childhood and into adulthood. "Without this input, our research suggests,inflammation may be more likely to be poorly regulated andresult in inflammatory responses that are overblown or moredifficult to turn off once things get started," Thomas McDade,who led the study, was quoted by the `Daily Mail` as saying.PTI
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