Study finds weight loss in obese adults can reduce severity of asthma
Source: Medical Xpress
A Canadian study published in the June issue of the journal Chest found weight loss reduced asthma severity as measured by airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in obese adults. The incidence of asthma is 1.47 times higher in obese people than nonobese people, and a three-unit increase in body mass index is associated with a 35% increase in the risk of asthma. The study supports the active treatment of comorbid obesity in individuals with asthma.