Body mass index and asthma incidence in the Black Women's Health Study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Evidence from prospective studies consistently links obesity to asthma onset in white women, although there is controversy as to whether the association is causal. There are few data on this topic in black women, among whom the prevalence of obesity and asthma is high. OBJECTIVE We prospectively assessed the relation of body mass index (BMI) to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.09.040

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