results from 8 European Birth Cohorts--a Global Allergy and Asthma European Network initiative
The causal link between body mass index (BMI) or obesity and asthma in children is still being debated. Analyses of large longitudinal studies with a sufficient number of incident cases and in which the time-dependent processes of both excess weight and asthma development can be validly analyzed are lacking.
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2013, Vol 131, Issue 6, p. 1528-1536
Asthma; Body Mass Index; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Obesity; Risk Factors