Study links weight loss to benefits for asthma sufferers
Dr. Christie Ballantyne, lead investigator of a study linking Obesity and Asthma, says patients who lost weight saw decreased levels of eotaxin—an inflammatory mediator known to play a key role in Asthma flare-ups—meaning weight loss may be a very effective therapy for treating asthma sufferers. If you enjoy this article, you may also be interested in an article entitled ‘Asthma explained by common allergy to milk and dairy products.’
Effort to improve kids’ asthma care falls short
For inner-city kids with Asthma, a school-based initiative to let their doctors know about the severity of the children’s asthma didn’t seem to make much difference, New York researchers report.
“Unfortunately,” Dr. Jill S. Halterman told Reuters Health, “provider notification of symptoms did not increase the likelihood of these children receiving enhanced preventive care, and many of the children were still inadequately treated at follow-up.”