Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop asthma when they're adults may have another health issue to worry about: an increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

That's the finding from research involving almost 1,300 adults, average age 47, none of whom had heart disease at the beginning of the study.

Of the participants, 111 had been diagnosed with asthma as adults -- also known as "late-onset" asthma. Fifty-five more people had been diagnosed with asthma as children. The health of all the participants was tracked for 14 years.

Researchers led by Dr. Matthew Tattersall published their findings Aug. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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