Gastro symptoms mistaken for asthma in obese kids

Gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms may be wrongly attributed to worsening asthma in obese children, say US researchers.

A study of 56 children with asthma found gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms (GORS) are closely associated with asthma symptoms, with obese children seven times more likely to report GORS compared with leaner children.

GORS are also strongly associated with shortness of breath and short-acting