These Women Who Drink and Smoke May Risk Asthma

girl-drinking-beerUnderweight or obese women who smoke or consume alcohol are likely to suffer from asthma.

This comes from a study of 175,000 people ages 18 to 44 years,  from more than 51 countries.

Jayadeep Patra, the lead author and an epidemiologist from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, says that they found the overall increased risk of wheezing and asthma in men and women was associated with low and high BMI, alcohol consumption, and smoking.

Also, asthma is more prevalent in low- and middle-income populations due to exposure to indoor use of solid fuels such as charcoal, wood or dung for cooking.

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