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Wheezing, genetic variants greatly raise risk of asthma in children
Wheezing, genetic variants greatly raise risk of asthma in children

(March 29, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Chicago – A new report published New England Journal of Medicine finds that a combination of genetic variations and wheezing illness raises risk of childhood asthma. Researchers studied two cohorts of children, both from families with a history of asthma or allergies. The children numbered 500, and were followed from birth until age 6 or 7. They found that nearly 90% of children who carried two common genetic variants and who wheezed when they caught a cold early in life developed asthma by age 6.

 
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