Relationship between Obesity and Asthma Symptoms among Children in Ahvaz, Iran: A Cross Sectional Study

A cross sectional study by Abuzar Children’s Hospital in Ahvaz, Iran, found a strong link between overweight and obese children between the ages of 7-11 of both sexes and asthma. A total of 903 children, 7 to 11 years of age, were enrolled in this study, and the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire was used to identify the children who were currently suffering from asthma. Height and weight were measured and body mass index was calculated. To read the full study click here.