No causal link found between obesity and asthma in children

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No causal link found between obesity and asthma in children: study

HELEN BRANSWELL, Canadian Press

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

 

 

TORONTO (CP) - There is no causal link between obesity and asthma in children, a group of Toronto researchers has reported.

While the potential link has been debated for decades, a look at asthma rates among nearly 12,000 Canadian children showed no statistically significant association between the two, said Teresa To, lead author of the study. To and colleagues from the Hospital for Sick Children used data from a Statistics Canada survey to look at the issue.

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Reference:
To T, Vydykhan TN, Dell S, Tassoudji M, Jarris JK.
Is obesity associated with asthma in young children?
Journal of Pediatrics 2004;144:162-168

 

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