Obese Children Are More Likely To Develop Asthma, Claims Study
According to research, air pollution and obesity are closely linked. Around 39.8% of children in Delhi were obese as compared to 16.4% in Kottayam and Mysuru where the quality of air is better. The researchers claim that obese children are 79% more likely to develop 'asthma'. “The burden of asthma is also much higher... a prevalence of nearly 40% among boys,” said Arvind Kumar, founder of Lung Care Foundation.