Study Finds Connection Between Tonsil Removal And Asthma Reduction

November 5, 2014 11:07 AM

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Study Finds Connection Between Tonsil Removal And Asthma Reduction

Surgical removal of the adenoids and the tonsils has been shown to have a positive effect on children suffering from sleep apnea. But a new study suggests that removing these biological non-entities may also be associated with a decrease in asthma severity.

Researchers at the University of Chicago conducted this study—the first of this depth—which they published in the journal PLOS Medicine. In the study, researchers found that within the first year of operation, children who had removed their tonsils and/or adenoids also had a 30 percent reduction in ...

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