Many people with asthma are able to exercise safely, but new research suggests that dehydration may increase the likelihood of an attack.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo, New York, found that individuals with exercise-induced asthma experienced a significant decrease in lung function when dehydrated.
It is speculated that dehydration can cause bronchospasm, which is a constriction or tightening of the airways of the lungs.
Source: American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, Seattle, Wash., June 4, 1999
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