A new study has found that women’s risk of asthma increases with obesity. Almost nine percent of Americans have asthma. Normal-weight individuals have a seven percent incidence of asthma, compared to eight percent rates among those who are overweight. Among obese Americans, 11 percent were found to have asthma.

Obese women in particular had the highest rates of asthma – 15 percent. Lead researcher from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Lara Akinbami said, “Why obese people are more likely to have asthma is unknown.

Read more http://www.belmarrahealth.com/asthma-risk-in-women-linked-to-obesity/

Author's Bio: 

At Bel Marra we are committed to helping people lead healthier lives. We believe the one way to do this is to explore and unearth natural secrets and provide this information so that individuals can support healthy lifestyles.

By providing up-to-date health news stories, along with natural remedies and health tips, reader’s can take control of their health naturally.