Waistline fat raises risk of asthma in women, study says

08/26/2009 | Yahoo!

Results of the California Teachers Study found women with a waist circumference of about 35 inches had a 37% higher risk of developing asthma, even if they are not considered overweight. The study, which included more than 88,000 women, showed women with a BMI of 30 or higher had double the incidence of asthma.

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