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People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese

20:00 EDT 13 Sep 2018 | AAAS

(European Lung Foundation) Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity.

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