Asthma and heart disease linked again in 2014

I talk a great deal about how we can prevent and treat heart disease and asthma through diet and lifestyle changes with science confirming the same thing. 

“The more severe the asthma, the greater the cardiovascular risk”
Carlos Iribarren, MD, MPH, PhD, a research scientist from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, California, November 2014. 

The researchers confirmed to Medscape Medical News in November 2014 that The risk for cardiovascular disease is higher in patients with severe asthma and chronic use of oral corticosteroids than in those with moderate asthma whose use of oral corticosteroids is periodic. Findings from the study are consistent with the literature suggesting a link between asthma and cardiovascular disease, but add important new evidence for a modifying effect of asthma severity”

“We conducted a large population-based retrospective cross-sectional study in Italy and showed that the diagnosis of asthma is modestly associated with the diagnosis of different cardiovascular morbidities”
Mario Cazzola, MD, professor and chief of the respiratory clinical pharmacology unit at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, November 2014. 

Study summary by researchers on patients from the ‘Evaluating Clinical Effectiveness and Long-Term Safety in Patients With Moderate to Severe Asthma (EXCELS)’ study as released in November 2014.

Posted: Wednesday 26 November 2014