Obesity, insulin resistance and the prevalence of atopy and asthma in US adults.

@article{Ma2010ObesityIR,
  title={Obesity, insulin resistance and the prevalence of atopy and asthma in US adults.},
  author={Jun Ma and Lili Xiao and Sara B Knowles},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 11},
  pages={1455-63}
}
BACKGROUND The roles of obesity and insulin resistance in asthma and atopy are not well understood. We investigated whether there is an association of obesity and insulin resistance with asthma and atopy prevalence in US adults. METHODS Data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression, controlling for sex, age, ethnicity, income, and smoking status. Obesity was measured by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference… CONTINUE READING

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