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New research: asthma and waistlines
26 Aug 2009 | Women with waist measurement ≥88cm are more at risk
| 26 August 2009

Previous research has shown a link between obesity and asthma, but now a new study, of more that 88,000 women, has found an increased incidence of asthma among women with greater abdominal fat. Where waist circumference is 88 cm (35 inches), the incidence of asthma is 37 per cent greater – even where the women are within the normal weight range.

The report, in Thorax, is further encouragement not to put on extra weight round the waist – abdominal fat has already been linked to diabetes and heart disease.

Source: Yahoo News, 24 August 2009.