Obese asthmatic patients do not benefit from steroids like othersGlucocorticoids, the primary controller medication for asthma, are 40 percent less effective in obese and overweight asthma patients than in asthmatic patients with normal weight. This finding was disclosed by researchers at National Jewish Health.

The study, by Associate Professor of Medicine E. Rand Sutherland, MD, MPH and his colleagues at National Jewish Health, appeared in an issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

It was remarked that inhaled steroids are still effective in treating overweight and obese asthmatics.