Weight loss surgery helps prevent and reduce asthma attacks says new study

March 29, 2015 8:09 PM

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The findings of a new study suggest that undergoing weight loss surgeries reduces asthma attacks, particularly in obese people. The findings of the research which were first published in the journal Allergy and Clinical Immunology indicate that losing ‘a lot of weight’ bears a positive correlation with reduction in asthma flare-ups.

As a part of this research, scientists analyzed data collected from 2,300 obese patients across from California, Nebraska and Florida. All of them had asthma between the age 18 and 54 and underwent bariatric surgery between 2007 and 2009.

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