What comes to your mind when you hear the word “urban”? Malls, eateries, theaters, etc.? Well, a research states that urban people have lower immunity and are more likely prone to disorders like depression than their rural counterparts.
Less immune activation following social stress in rural vs. urban participants raised with regular or no animal contact, respectively— https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1719866115
- Lack of long-term and early exposure to farm animals and farm milk promotes chronic inflammatory disorders.
- Microbial bio-diversity is progressively diminishing in urban areas, leading to lower immunity and is mainly because of sanitation, drinking water treatments, excessive use of antibiotics, replacing breast milk with formulated milk, and a few other factors.