Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity
A young child with asthma has a greater risk of obesity than one without the chronic respiratory condition, a new study suggests. The study only found an association between asthma and obesity, not a direct cause-and-effect relationship. And it doesn't suggest that all kids with asthma will become obese. Asthma and obesity often occur together in children. It is unknown whether asthma contributes to the childhood obesity epidemic. The study aimed to investigate the effects of asthma and asthma medication use on the development of childhood obesity.