Obesity may be more problematic than asthma in pregnancy

07/7/2006 | Reuters

Obesity may be more at-fault than asthma when obese women with asthma experience complications during pregnancy, according to a study of about 2,500 women. "Since obesity and asthma go together, the adverse outcomes shown in asthmatic women during pregnancy are due to the obese state and not to the asthma status," lead investigator Dr. Israel Hendler said that his team hypothesized.

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