Non-Parents At 50% Higher Risks Of Catching Cold

Non-Parents At 50% Higher Risks Of Catching ColdThe findings of a study have recently suggested the parents to stand at comparatively low risks of catching a cold than non-parents regardless of any pre-existing immunity and even after exposing them to cold viruses.

The above findings came to light when the study was published in the July edition of Psychosomatic Medicine i. e. the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society clearing the above fact.

It revealed that parents don’t catch a cold often than non-parents. The findings revealed possibilities of some psychological or behavioral differences between parents and non-parents that the experts believe could be playing the whole game.

During the study, research leaders, Ms. Rodlescia S. Sneed, MPH, and Mr. Sheldon Cohen, PhD of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University discovered that the parents are at not much but 50 percent risks of contracting a cold no matter where their pre-existing immunity stands as compare to non-parents.

They noticed the effects even after exposing parents to cold viruses, which further confirmed the findings stating non-parents at higher risks of getting affected from cold. Though there are some other unknown factors too to being a parent that can affect susceptibility to illness, the results show a 50 percent difference between both the groups.