Chronic bronchitis in young adults linked with recurrent respiratory infections

Sumary of Chronic bronchitis in young adults linked with recurrent respiratory infections:

  • Chronic bronchitis in young adults is associated with recurrent respiratory infections and early-life exposures, according to findings published in the European Respiratory Journal..
  • “We identified current and former smoking as well as early-life air pollution exposures and childhood asthma as potential risk factors, and exclusive breastfeeding as a protective factor for chronic bronchitis, which underline the importance of early-life events for maintaining lung health during the life course.”.
  • Researchers analyzed questionnaire data and clinical measures from 3,064 participants from the 24-year follow-up of the Swedish population-based birth BAMSE cohort..
  • From birth and onward, environmental and clinical data were used to identify risk factors associated with the development of chronic bronchitis..
  • At the 24-year follow-up, 2,890 respondents provided information on morning cough and mucus production and 2,030 respondents performed lung function measurements using spirometry….

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