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Eating dirt makes your kids smarter

Here’s some good news for parents who constantly worry about their kids’ hygiene after they spend time in the play ground – eating dirt could actually make your child smarter. A new study has shown the positive side of soil-borne bacteria that is likely to be inhaled when children are playing outside.

Scientists discovered that mice that were fed the dirt bacteria Mycobacterium vaccae navigated complex mazes twice as fast as those which were not.

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