Tove Fall with Dog (IMAGE) Uppsala University Caption Tove Fall has lead a team of Swedish scientists who have used national register information in more than one million Swedish children to study the association of early life contact with dogs and subsequent development of asthma. This question has been studied extensively previously, but conclusive findings have been lacking. The new study showed that children who grew up with dogs had about 15 percent less asthma than children without dogs. Credit Mikael Wallerstedt Usage Restrictions May only be published in conenction to reports about the research by Fall et al. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.