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Asthma could delay pregnancy in some women

Some women with asthma may take a longer time to get pregnant, according to a study that furthers evidence that systemic inflammation in the body that is brought on by asthma may affect fertility.

Researchers in Denmark analyzed answers from a questionnaire taken by over 15,000 adult female twins up to age 41. The women were asked about whether they had asthma and their fertility status, including how long it took them to get pregnant and how many children they have. They were then divided into groups depending on whether they had asthma and, for those who had asthma, whether or not they received treatment.

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