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The Hygiene Hypothesis: We Are Too Clean

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Uploaded on Dec 6, 2010

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According to Dr. Charles Raison, there is mounting evidence that disruptions in ancient relationships with microorganisms in soil, food and the gut may be contributing to increasing rates of depression. "It has been shown that people with depression, even those who are not sick, have higher level of inflammation," says Raison, a neuroscientist with the Emory University School of Medicine.

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