Asthma meds may not work as well for overweight youths

03/5/2012 | HealthDay News

A small study found that inhaled corticosteroids, a common asthma treatment, may not be as effective for overweight children, and long-term control medication may be more suitable for them. Researchers followed 61 asthma patients aged 2 to 18 and they found that medication response decreased as the patient's weight and body mass index increased. A gene that affects drug response wasn't expressed as much in overweight children, one of the researchers said. The findings were to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Food & Beverage

Job Title Company Location
Director of Food and Beverage Operations
The Culinary Institute of America
San Antonio, TX
Executive Chef - Instructor
The Culinary Institute of America - Nao Restaurant
San Antonio, TX
Teaching Associate (Hospitality Management) - Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Teaching Associate (Hospitality Management) - Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL