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New study finds aerobic exercise helps to control asthma

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Drugs and medication may not be the only way to control moderate to severe asthma.

According to a new Thorax study, people who do regular aerobic exercise have an easier time controlling common asthma symptoms than people who rely on drugs alone.

Patients randomly assigned to a three-month treadmill exercise regimen showed decreases in two aspects of the illness that make it difficult to breathe: inflammation and heightened sensitivity in the airways.

Jeremy Koerber, an exercise physiologist at the BJC WellAware Center, joins FOX 2 to discuss the results of this study.