About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Risk of Asthma High in Babies Who Grow Early

by Kathy Jones on January 21, 2012 at 8:52 PM
Font : A-A+

 Risk of Asthma High in Babies Who Grow Early

A new study by Dutch researchers has revealed that babies who grow rapidly in the initial 90 days of life have a high risk of developing asthma.

Researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam examined the growth of 5,125 babies. The babies were followed up yearly and researchers questioned their parents on the development of symptoms that could indicate the risk of future asthma.

Advertisement

They found that "accelerated weight gain" in the first three months of life increased the chances of the baby developing wheezing. Furthermore, babies who gained weight rapidly were 44% more likely to suffer wheezing as compared to babies who had normal growth patterns.

These babies were also 22% more likely to have shortness of breath and 30% more likely to have persistent phlegm as compared to normal growth babies. "Our results suggest that the relationship between infant weight gain and asthma symptoms is not due to the accelerated growth of fetal growth-restricted infants only. While the mechanisms underlying this are unclear, accelerated weight growth in early life might adversely affect lung growth," said study researcher Dr Liesbeth Dujits.

The details appear in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
Test Your Knowlege on Genes
Obesity in Teens Make Inroads into Early Atrial Fibrillation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Childhood Asthma Asthma Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief Allergy - Symptom Evaluation Wheezing Churg-Strauss Syndrome Tests for Asthma Stay Well This Winter Occupational Asthma 

Most Popular on Medindia

Daily Calorie Requirements Sanatogen Blood Donation - Recipients Color Blindness Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Selfie Addiction Calculator Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Hearing Loss Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Post-Nasal Drip
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Risk of Asthma High in Babies Who Grow Early Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests