Asthma In Adolescents: More Common In Owls Than In Larks

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Asthma In Adolescents: More Common In Owls Than In Larks
Asthma In Adolescents: More Common In Owls Than In Larks
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Asthma in adolescents: more common in owls than in larks

Those who like to stay up late have a three times higher risk of illness. Scientists recalled that the use of electronic devices contributes to the transition to night mode.

Asthma in adolescents: more common in
Asthma in adolescents: more common in

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Teens who prefer to stay up late and wake up late develop asthma and allergies more often than early morning teens. This was shown by a new study published in ERJ Open Research.

"Compared to the morning type, adolescents who stay up late have about three times the risk of developing asthma," said Subhabrata Moitra of the University of Alberta in Canada.

The survey involved 1,648 adolescents aged 13-14 from India. Asthma was reported by 23.6% of owls and 6.2% of larks. The relationship between the chronotype and risk of asthma in adolescents did not depend on gender, place of residence, and other factors that may affect the onset of the disease.

The study authors believe that getting up early in the morning is natural for people.

“Our ancestors got up when the sun rose and went to bed when it went down. But now the transition to a later bedtime seems inevitable: digital devices are available to young people at any time,”commented Moitra.

The researchers noted that earlier studies showed that young people who often use electronic devices tend to go to bed later.

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