Childhood obesity may increase risk of asthma

English: McDonald's patron, 2006.

English: McDonald’s patron, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many children with sedentary type of lifestyle and fast food diet are overwhelmingly gaining extra chunks of fat in their waist line and increasing their body mass index. Not all parents seem to be concerned about it, since they don’t want to deprive their child from their favorite fast foods and computer games. But childhood obesity might be an alarm for future development of diabetes, heart disease etc.

Interestingly, new information in medical science suggests that overweight and obese child are prone to develop asthma and the chance is more than that of children with normal body mass index. This means that even your child may be growing up in an air pollution free and mite free place, asthma risks still persist by other means and in this instance it’s excessive body weight.

Therefore, parents may take their child’s body weight seriously and talk to their health care provider for possible solutions.

References-http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_139536.html

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