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Genetic risk of asthma raises likelihood of suffering from the disease for life
Genetic risk of asthma raises likelihood of suffering from the disease for life (June 28, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From North Carolina - Having a higher genetic risk of asthma raises the likelihood of lifetime suffering from the condition, according to a report published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Researchers studied over 1,000 individuals who had been followed since being born in 1972-1973. Genetic risk was assessed by summing the number of risk variants each of the participants were known to have. Results showed that those at higher genetic risk of asthma were indeed more likely to develop asthma at an earlier age than those at lower risk. As well, those with the highest genetic risk were more likely to suffer persistent asthma into adulthood.
 
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