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Association of overweight with asthma prevalence in adolescents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Authors
  • Kuschnir, Fábio Chigres1
  • da Cunha, Antônio Ledo Alves
  • 1 Graduate Program in Internal Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Asthma
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2009
Volume
46
Issue
9
Pages
928–932
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/02770900903231566
PMID: 19905920
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In Rio de Janeiro adolescents, we found a positive association between asthma and overweight, exclusively among girls. This suggests that health policies related to asthma and overweight/obesity in this age group need to take sex into consideration.

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