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High paracetamol intake may be linked with asthma

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1178
  1. Tudor Toma
  1. London

    High consumption of paracetamol might explain why the prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases is higher in English speaking countries than elsewhere.

    Dr Seif Shaheen from King's College, London, and colleagues had suggested in a recent paper published in Thorax (2000;55:266-70) that asthma is linked to paracetamol use in adults. This prompted the team to do an ecological analysis and to investigate if asthma—and other allergic …

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