Study finds in­fant lung, adult asthma link

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

A NEW study by UWA has found that re­duced lung func­tion in in­fants is an ac­cu­rate pre­dic­tor of per­sis­tent asthma in young adults.

Louisa Owens from UWA’S School of Pae­di­atrics and Child Health said the ground­break­ing re­search would pro­vide im­por­tant in­sights into fu­ture di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment of the chronic dis­ease, which af­fects the airways and makes breath­ing dif­fi­cult.

The re­search team as­sessed data from 253 sub­jects who were tested for lung func­tion at one, six and 12 months and then six, 11, 18 and 24 years of age.

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