Obesity in mothers is reportedly linked to asthma in their children.
Wired PR News – New research proposes that children born to mothers who are overweight have an increased risk of developing respiratory issues. As reported by HealthDay News, a study, presented at a recent meeting of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego, proposed that offspring of mothers with excess weight may have a 65 percent higher chance of developing asthma.
H.A. Smit with the Netherlands based National Institute of Public Health and Environment is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “Children with asthmatic parents are at an increased risk of asthma if the mother is overweight before pregnancy.”
As noted in the report, statistics from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology say that up to 20 million people in America have received an asthma diagnosis, with an estimated 9 million of them being children.