Weight loss improves asthma in children

Obese asthmatic children show significant improvements in lung function and asthma control after following a rapid and intensive weight loss diet, a pilot study from NSW shows.

Children who followed an intensive 10-week dietary intervention lost an average of 3.4 kg, which was associated with a significant improvement in static lung function, asthma control, and self-reported quality of life, according to researchers from the Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, University of Newcastle

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