Asthma very common among Olympic-level swimmers

April 2, 2015 9:32 PM

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(Reuters Health) – - Swimmers, especially endurance swimmers, are more likely than other water sport competitors to have asthma, according to a new study of Olympic athletes.

Researchers found that about a quarter of competitors in swimming events had verified asthma, although it was more common among athletes from some parts of the world than others.

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