HealthDay (3/20, Holohan) reported that individuals "with asthma may have a higher risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study that looked at the relationship between asthma and four other inflammatory conditions." To reach that conclusion, researchers "looked at medical records from the late 1960s through the early 1980s," and "found higher rates of diabetes and heart illness among asthmatics than other people." However, the investigators "found that people with asthma were not at greater risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis." The research was presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
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