Abdominal fat increases the risk of asthma

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    Note published 01.04.12

Obese people have a one-and-a-half times greater risk of developing asthma than individuals of normal weight. If the weight is carried as belly fat, the risk is even higher. NTNU researchers discovered this trend after following 25 000 people over a decade. A preliminary hypothesis is that abdominal fat may be linked to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome – both of which seem to play a role in the development ofasthma.