Scientists: Asthma can cause an epidemic of childhood obesity
Childhood obesity can be caused by asthma.
Experts from the University of Southern California came to this conclusion after analyzing the medical records of 21,000 children under the age of 8 living in 9 European countries.
It was observed that 66% of children with asthma had signs of obesity.
Scientists have explained this pattern by the fact that chronic respiratory disease does not allow to be fully active and to play sports.
Experts noted that this is a serious problem. After all, obesity in the United States is now becoming an epidemic.
40% of local residents are overweight, and the number of people diagnosed with asthma increases every year.
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