BHR follow-up

Increased airway reactivity (also called Bronchial Hyper-Reactivity, BHR) in middle-age increases the risk of chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) in old age, which are recognised as a major public health problem. Knowledge of the causes of these conditions is currently limited. This project will improve our understanding of the childhood and adult causes of increased reactivity of the airways in middle-age. Such knowledge will help in identifying strategies to prevent CRDs in old age. We have now reinvited all the probands who participated in our laboratory study to take part in this study.