Atopic disease and body mass index.

@article{Silva2007AtopicDA,
  title={Atopic disease and body mass index.},
  author={Marcelo Jord{\~a}o Silva and Meireluci Costa Ribeiro and Fernando Carvalho and J M Gonçalves Oliveira},
  journal={Allergologia et immunopathologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          130-5
        }
}
  • Marcelo Jordão Silva, Meireluci Costa Ribeiro, +1 author J M Gonçalves Oliveira
  • Published in
    Allergologia et…
    2007
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Obesity and atopy are two increasingly important population health issues. Excess weight and obesity are potential risk factors for atopy (specifically asthma). OBJECTIVE AND METHODS To determine the body mass index (BMI) in children with atopic disease compared with nonatopic children, and to determine whether obesity is associated to more severe disease. Children aged 5 to 16 years with diagnosed atopic disease that attended the Ambulatory Hospital Center where eligible as cases… CONTINUE READING

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