Young black children whose parents or guardians reported having experienced chronic stress associated with racism may have poorer asthma control, according to data published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
“The relationship between adverse childhood experiences or chronic stressors and asthma risk has been described in adult and some pediatric populations,” Bridgette L. Jones, MD, MS, an allergist and member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, said in a press release. “A recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics examined how racism can negatively impact the development of infants, children and teens. We wanted to focus on asthma because we know exposure to chronic or toxic stress affects the pathways that are relevant to asthma control. What hasn’t been examined is the impact of these experiences in early childhood where interventions to address the exposures may be more effective.”
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