Obesity and nocturnal gastro-oesophageal reflux are related to onset of asthma and respiratory symptoms.

@article{Gunnbjrnsdttir2004ObesityAN,
  title={Obesity and nocturnal gastro-oesophageal reflux are related to onset of asthma and respiratory symptoms.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Ingibj{\"o}rg Gunnbj{\"o}rnsd{\'o}ttir and Ernst Raidar Omenaas and Thorarinn Gislason and Eva Norrman and Anna Carin Olin and Rain J{\~o}gi and Erik Juel Jensen and Eva Lindberg and Eythor H Bj{\"o}rnsson and Christer Janson and Amund Gulsvik and Birger N Laerum and Cecilie Svanes and Kjell Tor{\'e}n and Alf Tuns{\"a}ter and Linn{\'e}a Lillienberg and Dav{\'i}d G{\'i}slason and Thorarinn Bl{\"o}ndal and Unnur Steina Bj{\"o}rnsd{\'o}ttir and Krist{\'i}n B{\'a}ra J{\"o}rundsd{\'o}ttir and Raul Talvik and Bertil Forsberg and Karl Franklin and Bo Lundb{\"a}ck and Magnus P. S{\"o}derberg and M C Ledin and Gunnar Boman and Dan Norb{\"a}ck and Gunilla Wieslander and Ulrike Spetz-Nystr{\"o}m and K Stenudd Cashelunge and Eleonore M Ryd{\'e}n},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={116-21}
}
Several studies have identified obesity as a risk factor for asthma in both children and adults. An increased prevalence of asthma in subjects with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome has also been reported. The aim of this investigation was to study obesity, nocturnal GOR and snoring as independent risk factors for onset of asthma and respiratory symptoms in a Nordic population. In a 5-10 yr follow-up study of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey… CONTINUE READING

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