Obese kids more likely to have asthma, worse symptoms

August 19, 2013

By Dennis Thompson Overweight and obese kids are more likely to struggle with asthma than kids of normal weight, according to a new review of more than 623,000 children. Researchers found that children carrying extra weight are between 1.16 to 1.37 times more likely to develop asthma than normal-weight kids, with the risk growing as […]

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Even a few extra pounds may harm lung function in black, Hispanic kids

March 4, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013, HealthDay Even a small amount of extra weight can have a negative effect on the lung function of Hispanic and black children, according to a new study. However, this is not the case for white children, the researchers noted. As a result, they suggested that differences in the distribution of body fat […]

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