Body mass index and asthma in adults in families of subjects with asthma in Anqing, China.

@article{Celedn2001BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and asthma in adults in families of subjects with asthma in Anqing, China.},
  author={Juan C Celed{\'o}n and Lyle John Palmer and Augusto A Litonjua and Scott T. Weiss and Binyan Wang and Zhian Fang and Xinmao Xu},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={164 10 Pt 1},
  pages={1835-40}
}
We conducted a cross-sectional study of 7,109 adults from families of subjects with asthma in the province of Anhui, China. Asthma was defined either as a combination of physician-diagnosed asthma, airway responsiveness to methacholine at < or = 25 mg/ml and two or more respiratory symptoms or asthma attacks ("asthma"); or as a combination of airway responsiveness to methacholine at < or = 8 mg/ml and two or more respiratory symptoms or asthma attacks ("symptomatic airway hyperresponsiveness… CONTINUE READING

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