Asthma Linked with Negative Childhood

By Allergy News
In News
Apr 28th, 2015

psych centralTraci Pederson has recently reported about a study revealing that adverse childhood experiences are linked with the development of asthma. The research was initially published on the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

This article was published on PsychCentral:

Children who are exposed to an adverse childhood experience (ACE) are 28 percent more likely to develop asthma, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The asthma risk increases even more with each additional ACE exposure.

“Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood conditions, currently affecting seven million, or 9.5 percent, of children in the U.S.,” said researcher Robyn Wing, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I.

“The biological risk factors for asthma onset and severity, such as genetics, allergens, tobacco smoke, air pollution, and respiratory infections, have been well established by previous studies. But, psychosocial factors, such as stress, which we know can be physically harmful, are now being examined as a risk factor for asthma in children.”

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