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Another Natural Treatment for Hay Fever

Add exercise to the list of natural treatments you and your children can use to fight hay fever, according to a study of some 1,700 German children (ages 5-14) whose physical activity was monitored by scientists for up to 12 years.

After the first assessment, researchers learned almost 80 percent of their young patients were active and only 6 percent were completely sedentary. A dozen years later, those same sedentary children were 50 percent more prone to develop hay fever, compared to their more active peers. Moreover, the rate of hay fever among inactive kids was more than double that of healthier, more active youngsters.

And, that same link remained constant, despite exposure to cigarette smoke and pets, access to breastfeeding or a family history of allergies. Some other natural solutions at your disposal to treat or prevent hay fever:

Allergy, Vol. 61, No. 11, November 2006: 1310-1315

Yahoo News November 9, 2006