Insulin resistance as a predictor of incident asthma-like symptoms in adults.

@article{Thuesen2009InsulinRA,
  title={Insulin resistance as a predictor of incident asthma-like symptoms in adults.},
  author={Betina Heinsbaek Thuesen and Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen and L-G Hersoug and Charlotta H Pisinger and Allan Linneberg},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          700-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is accumulating evidence that obesity is associated with an increased risk of asthma. It has been hypothesized that insulin resistance may be involved in obesity-induced asthma, but till date there is no prospective data on this issue. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of obesity and insulin resistance with the incidence of asthma-like symptoms in adults. METHODS Out of a random sample of 12 934 persons from a general population, 6784 (52.5%) were included and… CONTINUE READING

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