Obesity and asthma: An association modified by age of asthma onset.
Summary of "Obesity and asthma: An association modified by age of asthma onset."
Studies of asthma phenotypes have identified obesity as a component of a group characterized by a high proportion of subjects with adult-onset asthma. However, whether age of asthma onset modifies the association between obesity and asthma is unknown.
Asthma Institute, Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21624618
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2011.03.036
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