Thesis / Dissertation

The impact of household risk factors and their interactions with antioxidative stress genes on respiratory health

Xin Dai, Caroline Lodge (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Asthma affects people of all ages and is associated with a substantial impact on both the individual and the community, yet there are few effective strategies to prevent its development or persistence. This is because the aetiology of asthma and factors influencing its progression or remission are currently poorly understood. Asthma primarily affects lung function. Progressive lung function decline associated with asthma is well-recognised but has not been commonly investigated as an outcome in asthma studies. Knowledge on the critical factors influencing maximal development of lung function in childhood is scarce. The development of asthma and allergic diseases is very complex ..

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