Obesity is linked to increased asthma risk in children, finds study


Obese children have one third higher risk of developing asthma compared to children of healthy weight, a retrospective US study1 you have found

"There are few preventable risk factors to reduce the incidence of asthma but our data show that reducing the onset of childhood obesity could significantly lower the public health burden of asthma," said study author Terri Finkel, from Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, in the US.

Obesity in adults has been shown to be linked to adult onset asthma but …


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