Are Fat People More Likely To Get Cancer?

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Obese People More Likely to be Hospitalized for Asthma

 

If you are clinically obese, you are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than normal weight people.  This study also made some other interesting observations:

Obese people with asthma were younger and less educated than non-obese patients with asthma

Obese people with asthma used more cortico-steroids than non-obese patients with asthma

Obese people with asthma had more incidences of gastro-esophageal reflux disorders than non-obese people with asthma

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