respiratory
Asthma

Short-term steroids for asthma not linked to weight gain


People prescribed a short course of oral steroids for an asthma exacerbation can be reassured by new findings that it won’t lead to weigh gain. The double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled cross-over trial of 60 patients with asthma taking prednisolone 25mg twice daily for 10 days found that short term oral steroids did not  affect appetite, dietary intake ...

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