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Is weight an issue for people with asthma?

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If you eat more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight. That’s bad not only for your general health, but for your asthma specifically. People who are obese are more likely to have more severe asthma symptoms, take more medication, and miss more work than people who maintain a normal weight .

From: Asthma and Diet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "GERD and Asthma;" "Sulfite Sensitivity;" and "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management." American Medical Association, 2000. News release, American Thoracic Society web site. Freary, J. and Britton, J. 2007. McKeever, T.M. and Britton, J. 2004. Medscape Medical News: "Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Childhood Asthma-Like Symptoms and Rhinitis." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Food Allergy: An Overview." National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Nutrition and Asthma." WebMD Medical News: " ."








Essential Guide to Asthma,Thorax,American journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,Poor Diet May Affect Teen Asthma

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 7, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "GERD and Asthma;" "Sulfite Sensitivity;" and "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management." American Medical Association, 2000. News release, American Thoracic Society web site. Freary, J. and Britton, J. 2007. McKeever, T.M. and Britton, J. 2004. Medscape Medical News: "Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Childhood Asthma-Like Symptoms and Rhinitis." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Food Allergy: An Overview." National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Nutrition and Asthma." WebMD Medical News: " ."








Essential Guide to Asthma,Thorax,American journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,Poor Diet May Affect Teen Asthma

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 7, 2018

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