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Healthy Living: Lose weight to breathe less toxic air pollutants




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Charles Stuart Platkin, PhD.
March 12, 2014 | 3,967 views | Post a comment

Oh no, yet another reason to shed a few pounds! “Overweight or obese adults can breathe 7 percent to 50 percent more air per day than an adult with healthy weight does, which makes them more vulnerable to air contaminants causing asthma and other pulmonary diseases,” said a study conducted by researchers at Université de Montréal School of Public Health.

The study goes on to say that overweight or obese children’s daily inhalation rates are 10 percent to 24 percent higher than those of normal-weight children. In fact, because of their much higher metabolism in relation to their low body weight, they breathe more air per kilogram of weight than obese adults do to maintain their basic functions and perform their daily activities.

While the researchers did not speculate, this high inhalation rate could be a link to the development of asthma and other lung diseases in children.

Charles Platkin, Ph.D, is a nutrition and public health advocate and founder of DietDetective.com.
 

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