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health issue 8 - (2) Average onset of asthma was 22 years...

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The main idea of this article is that family history of asthma boosts odds almost 6 times. Adults with a family history of asthma are up to six times more likely to develop the disease than an average person, say U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. (1) They analyzed data on 1,500 adults, aged 20 and older, and classified them as being at average, moderate or high risk of asthma based on the number of closeness of relatives with asthma. The researchers found that 85 percent of people were at average risk, 13 percent at moderate risk, and 2 percent at high risk.
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Unformatted text preview: (2) Average onset of asthma was 22 years in the average-risk group, 19 years in the moderate-risk group, and 17 years in the high-risk group. (3) Our findings showed that a family history of asthma is an important risk factor for asthma, and that familial risk assessments for asthma can help identify people at highest risk for developing asthma," concluded lead author Tiebin Liu and colleagues. This information will enhance my health because I have a family history of asthma, my dad had asthma. So if I have any of the symptoms I will get checked with a doctor....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Carr during the Spring '08 term at greenriver.edu.

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