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No association between overweight and asthma or allergy in adolescence after wheezing in infancy.
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AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between weight status and asthma, allergy and respiratory symptoms in adolescents with bronchiolitis in infancy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: At age 15-18 years a questionnaire was sent to 96 study subjects hospitalized for wheezing at age <24 months and followed-up subsequently. Sixty-seven (70%) of them answered. Weight and height data for body mass index (BMI) calculation were available in 60(63%) cases. Asthma, allergy, respiratory symptoms and the use of asthma medication were compared between overweight or obese and normal weight groups constructed by age- and sex-specific BMI standard deviation scores (BMI-SDS). Population controls matched for sex, and birth month and place, were recruited for this study phase at age 15-18 years. RESULTS: Eleven (18.3%) study subjects were overweight (BMI-SDS >0.78 in males and >1.16 in females) and only 3 (5.0%) were obese (BMI-SDS >1.70 in males and >2.10 in females) at 16.5 (median) years of age. Overweight or obesity had no significant association with doctor-diagnosed or self-reported asthma, allergy or the use of inhaled corticosteroids. The negative results were confirmed by adjusted analyses. CONCLUSION: Weight status had no association with asthma or allergy in adolescence after wheezing in infancy. ©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Marja Ruotsalainen; Mari K Hyvärinen; Antti Saari; Eija Piippo-Savolainen; Matti Korppi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland.
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