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The effects of exercise training in a weight loss lifestyle intervention on asthma control, quality of life and psychosocial symptoms in adult obese asthmatics: protocol of a randomized controlled trial

  • Published on Oct. 21, 2015

Background: Asthma and obesity are public health problems with increasing prevalence worldwide. Clinical and epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that obese asthmatics have worse clinical control and health related quality of life (HRQL) despite an optimized medical treatment. Bariatric surgery is successful to weight-loss and improves asthma control; however, the benefits ...

Stress and physical activity in children with asthma: An ecological momentary assessment study

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: Children with asthma are at greater risk of physical inactivity, obesity, and other chronic health conditions. Understanding how to promote physical activity among children with asthma has been limited by retrospective self-report methods. Methods: Low-income, Hispanic children (N = 20) (7th-12th grade) (54% male) with chronic asthma completed seven days of ...

Asthmatic symptoms, physical activity, and overweight in young children: a cohort study

  • Published on March 2008

Objective: Prevalence of asthma and overweight has increased simultaneously during the past decades. Several studies have reported an association between these two health problems, but it is unclear whether this relation is causal. We hypothesize that children with asthmatic symptoms are less physically active, which may contribute to the development ...