Sleeping on Animal Fur Reduces Risk of Asthma

We almost never cover anything related to babies (because babies are a punishment inflicted on people who aren’t us), but this is pretty cool: apparently if you sleep on animal fur for the first three months of your life, your risk of developing asthma drops significantly. We bet it’s because you absorb the animal’s power somehow.

The research, presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress, was done in Germany, because of course the Germans did an experiment with babies and flayed animals. They recruited over 3,000 infants back in the late nineties and 55% of them slept on animal skin for the first three months of their lives. That group ended up having their risk of asthma decreased by 41%.

According to the researchers, those kids can thank exposure to microbes for their good health. However, we’d like to think that the sheer badass factor of sleeping on furs caused the asthma to wince away in fear.

The researchers also mentioned that further research is warranted, which, in our minds, can only mean one thing: they should let babies get raised by wolves for a few months and see what happens. Hell, those kids probably won’t turn out any worse than the little terrors occupying our nation’s food courts and malls right now.

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