Is Race A Bigger Contributor To Asthma Than Habitat?

January 20, 2015 7:16 PM

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Is Race A Bigger Contributor To Asthma Than Habitat?

For a long time, health officials thought the city, alone, caused more child asthma cases, but a new study indicates that race may be a bigger contributor.

“Our results highlight the changing face of pediatric asthma and suggest that living in an urban area is, by itself, not a risk factor for asthma,” comments lead investigator Dr. Corrine Keet. The pediatric allergy and asthma specialist continues, “Instead, we see that poverty and being African Amer...

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