An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Physical Activity And Asthma In Children

Grant number: 1133054 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

It is important to understand whether physical activity can prevent asthma, or whether asthma prevents children from being physically active, as this will influence the decisions we make with regard to the management of both childhood asthma and childhood activity. This work uses data from two studies of Australian children to tease out which path is the most important path to target when trying to increase physical activity levels and improve the respiratory health of children and adolescents.