Kids with Asthma Become World-Class Athletes!

Kids with Asthma Become World-Class Athletes!

In fact, at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, about 1 in 5 athletes had indications of asthma. The physicians who observed this decided to measure it – so they surveyed the US athletes who took part in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

The results, published in the August 2000 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, confirmed that more than 20% of American Olympians reported asthma or the use of asthma medication.

When treated appropriately, asthma doesn’t prevent kids from becoming top-level competitive athletes.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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