“Obesity in Children May Contribute to Asthma”

Asthma risk in children may rise as body mass index increases

(dailyRx News) Worldwide, children are experiencing higher rates of obesity. Obesity is tied to many health risks, including heart problems and diabetes. It may also be a cause of asthma in many young people.

A new study has found that a rise in body mass index (BMI) may be connected to an increased likelihood of getting asthma.

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

Currently, an estimated 7.1 million children under the age of 18 have asthma, a chronic disease that inflames and swells the airways. Just as the number of young people with asthma is growing, so is the obesity rate among children and teens.

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