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Dec 3, 2010 5:56 PM by Bea Karnes

Obesity linked to asthma risk

If you suffer from asthma, you may need to look no farther than your waistline for the cause.

Researchers at the Palo Alto Medical Research Institute in California analyzed several studies dealing with people suffering from both asthma and obesity. They found the rate of asthma doubled in obese patients. The chances of a participant having asthma rose alongside their body mass index and their waist size, strengthening the relationship between obesity and asthma.

The findings were published in the medical journal, Allergy.

If you are suffering from asthma, contact Colorado Springs Allergy and Asthma Clinic for proper treatment to control your symptoms.


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