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Yes its true , this salient disclosure revealed its truth when then Researchers of Arizona University did a study headed by Dr. Fernando D. Martinez
According to Dr.Fernando D.Martinez and collegues , girls who become overweight or obese when they are between 6 and 11 years of age have a sevenfold increased risk of developing asthma .The boys do not have any such associated risk of asthma even if they are obese , the researchers say.
The risk of asthma is much higher among the girls who attain menarche before the age of 11.However ,the risk ,common in the girls who are obese at the age of 11 rather than at 6, the investigators note.In addition,the tests for asthma such as peak flow variability and bronchodilator responsiveness were "significantly more likely to be increased" among girls who became obese and overweight between ages 6 and 11 years.
"The marked increases in obesity observed during the last 20 years may in part be causing the increase in asthma prevalence observed concomitantly," Dr. Martinez and colleagues propose.They advise that "specific interventions aimed at preventing excessive weight gain during school years, especially in girls, may thus be a valuable tool in preventing asthma-related morbidity during adolescence".

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