The South Asian Times

19 July 2018 04:03 AM

Belly fat can trigger the development of Asthma

Belly fat can trigger the development of Asthma Belly fat, which was previously linked with diabetes and heart disease, could also trigger asthma, shows research from the University of Science and Technology in Norway.

A study of 23,245 adults without asthma under 55 years showed that those with belly fat but not overall obese were 1.44-times more likely to develop asthma. People who were both centrally obese (belly fat) and obese overall were 1.81-times more susceptible.

"Asthma can affect people of all sizes, but our study has highlighted both the individual and combined effect of central obesity and overall obesity on asthma development," said Ben Brumpton, member of the research team.

Update: 10 Jan, 2012

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