Asthma may effect black teens more than the whitesBlack teenagers are more likely to develop steroid-resistant asthma than their white counterparts, according to a research conducted at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

It was disclosed in the study that black asthmatic teens are more likely to be sick and suffer from a higher mortality rate than white teens with asthma.

African-American children are prone to steroid-resistant asthma, according to Joseph Spahn, M.D., a pediatric allergist and director of the Immunopharmacology Lab at National Jewish.

The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.