Jun 8, 2005 5:01 pm US/Central

(CBS 2)

Limiting salt may help ease the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma

.A new study from Indiana University found that cutting back on salt dramatically for two weeks can reduce inflammation of the airways and improve the flow of oxygen in the bloodstream.

Up to 90% of people with asthma have problems breathing when they exercise. The condition also affects up to 10% of people without asthma.

The study appears in the journal, “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.”