Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Overweight? You may be more likely to have asthma

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New research was released yesterday that stated obese folks are 50% more likely to get asthma than those of normal weight. The solution to ease asthma troubles was -- you guessed it -- overweight people need to lose weight.

In general, Asthma is not life threatening -- but it case be since it is indeed an inflammatory disease that can cause wheezing, coughing and labored breathing. Asthma affects about 7% of the U.S. adult population while obesity and being overweight affects 65% of U.S. adults according to the latest estimates.

This study's conclusions gives even more reason to those that are overweight to seek solutions and help for losing those extra pounds if unsuccessful attempts were made in the past with losing weight and failed.

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