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Asthmatic children FAR more likely to become obese, new study reveals – but inhalers reduce their risk by 50% | Dailymail


Asthmatic children FAR more likely to become obese, new study reveals – but inhalers reduce their risk by 50% 

  • Scientists in California have found correlation between asthma and obesity 
  • Asthma medications fuel weight gain, and lack of breath limits exercise
  • But the experts found an inhaler cuts obesity rates by 43% 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4140778/Asthmatic-children-FAR-likely-obese.html#ixzz4Wa3H0M1X

Asthmatic children are 50 percent more likely to be obese in later life than their peers, new figures reveal.

Scientists believe children may be at greater risk of becoming overweight because their struggling for breath could cause them to play and exercise less.

And a side effect of many asthma medications is weight gain, scientists from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California said.

 

But they found using reliever inhalers when an asthma attacks hit reduce the risk of becoming obese by 43 percent.

Asthma medications fuel weight gain, and lack of breath limits exercise, experts have found

 Asthmatic children FAR more likely to become obese, new study reveals – but inhalers reduce their risk by 50% 

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Asthma medications fuel weight gain, and lack of breath limits exercise, experts have found

Having asthma and being obese may also contribute to the development of other metabolic diseases, including prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes in later life.

One in five British children aged 10 and 11 are obese while one in 11 are prescribed inhalers and other asthmatic medicines.

Lead author and postdoctoral research associate of preventative medicine Dr Zhanghua Chen said: ‘Asthma and obesity often occur together in children, but it is unclear whether children with asthma are at higher risk for onset of obesity or whether obese children develop asthma, or both.

‘Our findings add to the literature that early-life

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4140778/Asthmatic-children-FAR-likely-obese.html#ixzz4Wa0acW8F

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