Navigation Links
Chubby Cute Little Girls- Not for the Health Conscious

Plump young girls couldn’t have it worse. New research links them to three times the chance of developing adult-onset asthma. //

Claiming to be the world’s first such research, scientists from Melbourne University of Australia say that overweight girls triple their risk of developing asthma at adulthood.

The findings published in the European Respiratory Journal are based on the survey of 1500 people who were analyzed for their body mass index (BMI). The BMI of girls measured when they were seven years old were compared with their lung function 25 years later.

The results showed that girls who did not have childhood asthma and who were in the top 25 per cent for BMI, were over three times more likely to develop the respiratory condition later, as against similar girls in the lowest 25 BMI range.

It was observed that the increased risk remained the same after taking into account other factors such as childhood allergies, the degree of lung development at the age of seven and smoking later in life.

It is acknowledged by previous research that genetics, weight, exposure to allergies and other environmental factors are linked to asthma risk.

Says Dr. John Burgess; from the school of population health who led the study:"It shows that the known increased risk of asthma in obese women could have actually started when they were children. It adds to a growing body of evidence detailing the harmful long-term effects of excess weight in childhood."

Burgess also said that as childhood obesity data from this study was taken almost 40 years ago, there would now be many more children at risk of developing adult on-set asthma.

"The prevalence and extent of obesity among young girls has grown significantly since 1968," he said.

"This means that there are now many more young girls who are overweight and could be a high risk of developing asthma in future", he warned.

A surpri sing find was that the same disease link was not found in boys, making the researchers suspicious that female-specific hormones could be to blame for the connection.

Estrogen, essential for normal female sexual development, is also known to affect the immune system and the lungs. "Heavier girls tend to reach puberty earlier than girls of normal weight," Dr Burgess said.

"It's postulated then that the effects of exposure to estrogens at a younger age possibly `programs' the lungs to develop asthma later on, but that purely a hypothesis at this stage", he was quoted.


AN
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. How Mother Sees Her Child, Chubby or Obese!
2. Little sleep as bad as no sleep
3. Aspirin Induced Asthma , A Little-Known Inducer
4. A Little Weight Loss Found To Make A Significant Difference In Men
5. Little Known DNA Repair Enzyme May Be A Tumor Suppressor Gene
6. Little Clinic LLC Plans Super Medical Clinics in Publix Super Markets
7. Trendsetters: Little girls fast track into ladies even before they know it
8. The Little Known Facts of Junk DNA
9. Too Much Or Little Sleep Increases Risk Of Diabetes
10. Diabetes Risk Pronounced With Too Much or Too Little Sleep
11. Reverse Heart Transplant Surgery On A Little Girl Makes History
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare ... program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the ... Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s ... experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a ... health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, ... been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a leader ... its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month ... risks. Research ... calculated that more than 10 million American women ... in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... Ill. , Oct. 5, 2017  In ... Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released ... opioids – to be used as a first-line ... pain. Recognizing ... the AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly ... its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 ... a conference call on that day with the investment ... performance. The conference call will begin at ... public can access a live webcast of the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: