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Racist experiences link to asthma

African American women who regularly experience racism are up to 45 % more likely to develop adult onset asthma than those who experience low-level racism.

Researchers explored the impact of “everyday” racism and “lifetime” discrimination on the health of 38,142 women.

Racism is a significant stressor in the lives of African-Americans and affects their immune system and airways.

Read more at Futurity