• Sexual identity, inhaled substance use may impact adolescent asthma risk

    2 days ago - By Healio

    A new study highlights a link between risk for asthma and sexual identity and inhaled substance use among adolescents.
    “Available research suggests that compared to heterosexual adults, rates of asthma are higher among sexual minority adults, particularly sexual minority women,” Cindy B. Veldhuis, PhD, postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University's School of Nursing, and colleagues wrote in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. “Much less is known about asthma among sexual minority youths, despite the relatively high prevalence of asthma among adolescents.”
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