Asthma Worse for Overweight Children

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Overweight children suffer more with asthma.

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A new study suggests asthma symptoms may be worse for pre-schoolers who are overweight.

Scientists from Duke University found obese kids who did not use an inhaler had 37 more days with symptoms per year than their healthy weight peers .

They also had more asthma attacks.

But there was some good news.

Inhalers were just as effective in both healthy and overweight children.




Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the US.


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