Overweight or obesity reduce response to steroidsBeing overweight or obese does not make asthma worse in patients with mild and moderate forms of the health complication, as per researchers from National Jewish Health. It was, however, noted by the researchers that it could minimize the response to medications.

Lead author E. Rand Sutherland, Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health said that the findings suggest that asthma improvement may not necessarily result from loss of weight.

Dr. Sutherland said the data suggest that obese and overweight people respond less well to asthma controller medications when compared to their leaner counterparts.