Allergies Drug Make People Fat - When the allergy relapse, Many people will fast take the drug of allergy, That is antihistamin. This drug is good and can move the allergy symptoms, but if consumed regularly, this drug will make the body in fat. The research of Yale University has out a study in obesity journal, that show that people who consume antihistamin periodically more weigh then the people that no consume it at all.
In the research, researcher use data from centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), ie: National health and examination survey 2005-2006 for compare the weigh from 867 adult and user of antihistamin. Two drugs that really common in research are setirizin (zyrtec) and fexofenadine (allegra). The research also shows that effect which more clear looked at Man.
In a separate study published in 2009 in the Journal of Clinical Allergy and Immunology, using data from the same CDC survey, researchers found that obese children are more likely to suffer from allergies, especially food allergies, than children of normal weight.
"It is unclear to us whether really mean that obesity is the cause of the allergic tendency or not,"said Cynthia Visness, PhD, lead author of the study and a research scientist at Rho Inc., as reported by Rodale, Monday (23/05/2011) .
According to Visness, Not many literature available that show the relation between obesity and allergy, So may be the association looked in two study only theory.
Another theory suggested in the Yale study is histamine, which is a neurotransmitter that over-reaction when in contact with allergens, has a secondary role in regulating appetite.
Studies in animals have shown that mice with doses of histamine reduces food intake, while the dose of antihistamine to increase appetite.
Therefore, it makes sense if the authors note, that if you take a lot of antihistamines may cause you to eat more. The researchers also added that some older antihistamines even used as appetite stimulants in children.