Study: Obese kids need more drugs to curb asthma

September 5, 2011 12:31:34 PM PDT
According to new research, heavier children may be more prone to asthma flare-ups.

The study is the first to show that even after taking race and social factors into account, obese kids tend to use more drugs to control their asthma and curb flare ups.

Researchers suspect the extra pounds might be weighing on the lungs, making heavier children feel like they need more medication. Scientists have also found that overweight people don't respond was well as others to steroids.

There's more on this study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology."

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