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Racism Linked to Asthma 

The more severe the racism an African-American woman experiences, the more likely she is to experience on-set asthma says new data coming out of the Black Women's Health Study. Everyday racism and lifetime racism increased the participants’ risk of asthma by 45 percent. There was no mention of how sexism impacts risk. 

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