Eczema Research Focus Month – Obesity and Asthma

Obesity linked to eczema and other allergic conditions

Obesity linked to eczema and other allergic conditions

This is an interesting study – on obesity. Obesity had been covered in this blog, noting a relationship between obesity and severe eczema. Obesity has impact on inflammation and chronic diseases, and in this study, there is some relationship established between obesity and TV on various allergic conditions. The study is part of the ISAAC study, which is questionnaire-based, instead of trials. In any case, it’s never good to be obese! The main points of the study:

1. Study covered children aged 6-7 years adolescents aged 13-14 years

2. Associations between obesity and symptoms of asthma and eczema

3. Vigorous physical activity positively associated with symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in adolescents, but not children

4. Viewing television for 5 or more hours per day associated with an increased risk of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in adolescents

In a separate study, weight loss improved inflammatory skin condition psoriasis. So, even more reason to be healthy – exercise and don’t consume excess EMPTY calories – foods like sugar, fried food and transfat are pro-inflammation foods. Share your diet for your family in the comment!

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