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[Asthma and obesity in childhood: What is the link?]


According to the definition (body mass index>97 degrees percentile), overweight and obesity concern 15% of French children. The parallel trends in the increase in asthma and obesity may indicate a potential link between these two conditions. The purpose of this study was to review the epidemiological data indicating a relationship between asthma and obesity, to evaluate the consequences of obesity on asthma and to assess the mechanisms of this association. We conclude with the implications for treatment strategies.

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inserm-00397830 , version 1 (23-06-2009)



Antoine Deschildre, Isabelle Pin, Iva Gueorguieva, Jacques de Blic. [Asthma and obesity in childhood: What is the link?]. Archives de Pédiatrie, 2009, epub ahead of print. ⟨10.1016/j.arcped.2009.04.001⟩. ⟨inserm-00397830⟩


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