Asthma and obesity related
Researchers at the University of Ottawa have shown that obesity has a significant influence on respiratory health.
The study on over 85,000 Canadians carried out by the University of Ottawa, found that obesity among women led to an 85% increase in asthma risk, compared to women who were not obese.
The fine print?
- For every step up of increased body mass, the asthma risk increased by 6% among women and 3% among men
- Obese, non-allergic women had a 9.5% risk of asthma
- Normal weight women had an risk of 3.1%
- The association between asthma and obesity is stronger among non-allergic than allergic women
As reported by newsfix.com on April 19, 2013.