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Asthma symptoms in healthy children

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Children who undertake vigorous exercise can display lung dysfunction and other asthma symptoms even if no history of asthma exists, research has shown.

The researchers, at the Irvine and Miller Children’s Hospital in California, said they were surprised to see that almost half the healthy children tested displayed at least one abnormal result when pulmonary function was measured following a brief period of heavy exercise.

 

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  • no surprise really, we know Olympic athletes are more likely to have asthma than the general population suggesting vigorous exercise can show otherwise latent asthma.

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