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Large waist hard on the lungs: study By Joene Hendry

Posted on Nov 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

Wed Oct 7, 1:27 PM PDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Being overweight, especially around the middle, may increase a woman’s risk for developing asthma, study findings hint. In the study women who were overweight or obese were much more apt to have asthma than women at a healthy weight, public health researcher Julie Von Behren, of Northern California Cancer Center in Berkeley, and colleagues found. And regardless of a woman’s weight, a large waist size — more than 88 centimeters or 34 inches — also conferred increased risk for asthma, Von Behren and colleagues...

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