Differing associations of BMI and body fat with asthma and lung function in children

@inproceedings{Wang2014DifferingAO,
  title={Differing associations of BMI and body fat with asthma and lung function in children},
  author={Ran Wang and Adnan Custovic and Angela Simpson and Danielle C. M. Belgrave and Lesley A Lowe and C S Murray},
  booktitle={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Current evidence suggests that in children there is a significant, albeit weak, association between asthma and obesity. Studies generally use body mass index (BMI) in evaluating body adiposity, but there are limitations to its use. METHOD Children from a population-based study attending follow-up (age 11 years) were weighed, measured and had percent body (PBF) and truncal (PTF) fat assessed using bioelectrical impedance. They were skin prick tested and completed spirometry. Parents… CONTINUE READING
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