Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Obesity And Asthma Are Linked: Study

A number of studies have shown an association between obesity and asthma, both of which have become much more common over the past three decades, Dr. Jun Ma of the Palo Alto Medical Research Institute in California note in the medical journal Allergy. Ma and her team looked at about 4,500 men and women from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2005-2006. About a third were overweight, and another third were obese. Forty-one percent had some type of allergy, while 8 percent had asthma. The researchers wanted to tease out those rates because allergy and asthma are related in some people. Twelve percent of the obese individuals had asthma, compared to six percent of the normal-weight study participants. And the likelihood of asthma rose as the body mass index -- BMI, a...

http://www.reutershealth.com/archive/2010/05/31/eline/links/20100531elin002.html

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Obesity is bad & asthma is dangerous.
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