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Breaking Medical News - asthma

Obesity Worsens Asthma Symptoms

Overweight and obesity worsen asthma symptoms in children, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Immunology.

High-Fiber Diet Good for Lungs

A high-fiber diet protects lung function, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Mom's Yogurt Puts Baby at Risk for Asthma

Pregnant women who eat yogurt may put their future children at risk for developing asthma, according to new research in Denmark.

Cruciferous Compound May Prevent Respiratory Inflammation

Sulforaphane, found in cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and collards, may help reduce the risk of respiratory inflammation that leads to chronic diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Hot Dogs and Bacon Cause Increased Risk for Lung Disease

A new study finds that eating cured meats is associated with an increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).