Genetic ancestry may exacerbate asthma in African American males
African American males have been found to be at greatest risk for severe asthma attacks.
In a new study, researchers assessed the relationship between genetic ancestry and severe asthma.
It was concluded that African ancestry was significantly associated with severe asthma attacks among African American males, but was not seen among females.
These findings suggest increased asthma in this population can be contributed to a genetic factor.
The study was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.