Catch Your Breath, Look What Obesity Causes Now

Filed under: Study — @ July 15, 2006

A new study by researchers led by Dr. Michael Rolph from the Asthma Research Group with the Garvan Institute Of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia has found people who are overweight or obese are THREE TIMES more likely to develop asthma because of a previously-unknown protein called aP2 which can enable fat cells to store fat molecules inside the lung’s airways which can restrict the ability to breath.

bq. Before I started livin’ la vida low-carb and losing 180 pound in 2004, I had started having some breathing problems already. Thankfully, I was able to lose all of that weight in just one year and my breathing problems miraculously went away. Gee, imagine that! I suppose this protein aP2 was getting into my lungs and inflaming them to the point that I needed to take Advair to relieve the pain and discomfort of not being able to breath very well. That’s a sick feeling if you’ve never experienced it.

Read more about Dr. Rolph’s study which is published in the August 2006 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation by clicking here.

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