Diet among Japanese female university students and asthmatic symptoms, infections, pollen and furry pet allergy.

@article{Takaoka2008DietAJ,
  title={Diet among Japanese female university students and asthmatic symptoms, infections, pollen and furry pet allergy.},
  author={Motoko Takaoka and Dan Norback},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 7},
  pages={1045-54}
}
OBJECTIVES To study associations between diet, respiratory symptoms and allergy among female university students in Japan. METHODS A standardised questionnaire was distributed to students in Kobe and Kamakura (N=153). Multiple logistic/linear regression was applied, controlling for age, smoking, heredity and diet. RESULTS Totally 15.7% reported doctor-diagnosed asthma, 3.3% current asthma medication, 56.9% pollen allergy, 15.7% cat allergy, 11.1% dog allergy, 25.0% wheeze, 24.2% daytime and… CONTINUE READING
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