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Several of the new studys authors, in particular Christopher Lowry, a professor of integrative physiology at Colorado University Boulder, had theorized a decade ago that a too-hygienic world could also influence our risk of certain psychiatric illnesses, like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. If true, it would help explain why rates of psychiatric illnesses are more common among people living in urban areas.

But it wasnt until Lowry collaborated with researchers at University of Ulm in Germany that they tested this theory directly.

In this latest study, they recruited 40 young, healthy men from Germany to take part in their experiment. Half of the men said they had been raised (up to the age of 15) on a farm with lots of animals, while the other half had been raised in a city with no pets. Both groups had their blood and saliva taken before and at various points during the experiment.

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