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Medical News & Perspectives
July 2, 2008

Cardiac Studies Reveal Clues Into Asthma and Decreased Lung Function

JAMA. 2008;300(1):32. doi:10.1001/jama.300.1.32

Toronto—New data from a 20-year observational cohort study of more than 5000 young adults provide important insights into the development of asthma and low lung function. The findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/resources/deca/descriptions/cardia.htm) could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, according to study investigators who presented their findings at the American Thoracic Society's 2008 International Conference held here in May.