Metabolic Abnormalities in Children May Underlie Asthma in Children

In an article published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers found that this study provided the first set of community-based data linking asthma, body mass and metabolic variables in children. They found that while asthma prevalence generally increased with BMI, it was significantly higher in obese and morbidly obese children than in children with healthy BMI, but that simple overweight status did not appear to be linked to increased asthma prevalence. However, after controlling for BMI and other confounding variables, asthma prevalence was indicated. To access the abstract for this study, please click here.