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    Asthma among school children in Delhi and two other cities, symptoms of allergies: a study

    New Delhi. In a study conducted on the lung health of more than 3,000 school children in two cities in Delhi and South India, they found symptoms of asthma, allergies and childhood obesity. Doctors made this claim on Wednesday. The primary goal of this study is to compare teenage students aged 13-14 and 16-17 studying in private schools in Delhi and their pollution-free city-Kottayam in Kerala and Mysore in Karnataka. Health

    Renowned lung specialist Arvind Kumar said the Lung Care Foundation and the Pulmocker Research and Education (Pure) Foundation have partnered for the study. According to him, the study began in 2019 and during this time samples were taken from randomly selected schools from these three cities. Trustee Kumar, founder of the Lung Care Foundation, said the study of 3157 children was published in the well-known medical journal Lung India on August 31, 2021.

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    The team that conducted the study said in a statement that the study found that adolescents were more likely to have symptoms of asthma, allergies, respiratory obstruction or asthma, and childhood asthma. In Delhi, 52.8 per cent schoolgirls felt sneezing, 9.9 per cent watery eyes, .4..4 cough, .51.5 per cent shortness of breath and 11.2 per cent chest tightness. In Kottayam and Mysore, .3..3 per cent school children complained of sneezing, 2.8..8 per cent of tears, 1.9..9 per cent of phlegm, 10.8 per cent of shortness of breath, 7.7 per cent of chest tightness.

    Studies have shown that the incidence of asthma in boys is twice as high as in girls. This thing was usually seen in all three places. The study claimed that children in Delhi were more obese and overweight than children in the other two cities (39.8 per cent vs. 16.4 per cent).

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