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Prevalence of obesity in asthmatic adults

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:448
  1. Harmesh Moudgil, consultant physician (
  1. Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. TF6 6TF

    EDITOR—Obesity is an increasing health problem, particularly in the affluent countries, and although the reported association (not necessarily causal relationship) with asthma is not new, Stenius-Aarniala et al have appropriately reported the effects of weight reduction in morbidly obese adults (body mass index 30-42) with asthma.1 They have also suggested that, because of the high prevalence of …

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