Posted 4:01 AM 12/29/2011
Dec. 28, 2011 -- Adults who get their first cat double their risk of cat allergy -- especially if the cat is allowed in the bedroom.
But adults who had cats as kids are less likely to become allergic to their new feline pets, a large European study finds.
An adult's risk of developing a new cat allergy over a nine-year period "was nearly doubled in those acquiring a cat," report Mario Olivieri, MD, of the University of Verona, Italy, and colleagues. (More)
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