67% of adults living with overweight or obesity

Fat accumulates in airways, contributes to respiratory illness For the first time, researchers have discovered that fatty tissue builds up in the airway walls of people with obesity. People who experience overweight or obesity often struggle with respiratory problems, with previous research finding asthma more common and often harder to treat in this patient population. Researchers have hypothesised whether this risk may relate to issues such as the increased pressure of carrying excess weight on the lungs. Now new research offers Read more…