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A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology$
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Diana Kuh, Yoav Ben Shlomo, and Susser Ezra

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198578154

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.001.0001

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A life course approach to respiratory and allergic diseases

A life course approach to respiratory and allergic diseases

(p.240) Chapter 10 A life course approach to respiratory and allergic diseases
A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Diana Kuh

Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the independent and combined effects of perinatal or childhood exposures and adult lifestyle on the development of both allergic and non-allergic lung disease. Topics discussed include the development of ventilary function, effects of childhood chest illness on lung function and respiratory disease, allergic sensitization, and later influences on adult respiratory disease. It also reviews trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and allergy.

Keywords:   lung disease, perinatal exposure, childhood exposure, asthma, allergy, adult lifestyle

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