Relation of body mass index to asthma and atopy in children: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study III.

@article{Mutius2001RelationOB,
  title={Relation of body mass index to asthma and atopy in children: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study III.},
  author={Erika von Mutius and Jennifer Schwartz and Lucas M. Neas and Daniel Dockery and Scott T. Weiss},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 11},
  pages={835-8}
}
BACKGROUND An increase in the prevalence of obesity and asthma over recent decades has been reported in affluent societies. Both overweight and obesity have been shown to be inversely related to having been breastfed, which is also a potential protective factor against childhood atopic diseases. The aim of this analysis was to explore the relation of body… CONTINUE READING