September 2012. Volume 8. Number 3

Obesity and overweight during early childhood is associated with an increased risk of asthma at age eight

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Magnusson JÖ, Kull I, Mai XM, Wickman M, Bergström A. Early childhood overweight and asthma and allergic sensitization at 8 years of age. Pediatrics. 2012;129:70-6.
Reviewers: Domenech Zarketa D1, Castan Campanera A2, Lojo Pons P3.
1Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Dr. Josep Trueta. Girona. España.
2Hospital Universitario de Girona Josep Trueta. Girona. Girona. España.
3Hospital Universitario de Girona Josep Trueta. Girona. España.
Correspondence: Daniel Domenech Zarketa. Email: dome_dash@hotmail.com
Reception date: 17/07/2012
Acceptance date: 17/07/2012
Publication date: 25/07/2012

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: a body mass index (BMI) above the 85th percentile (P 85) during the first four years of life were not associated with an increased risk of asthma if the BMI was normal at age 7. A BMI ≥ P 85 at 7 years was associated with an increased risk of asthma and allergen sensitization.

Reviewers’ commentary: the results of this study and others recommend interventions on overweight-obesity in early ages of life to reduce the risk of developing asthma. This action should be undertaken at a low cost in primary care.

How to cite this article

Doménech Zarketa D, Castan Campanera A, Lojo Pons P. El sobrepeso-obesidad durante la primera infancia se asocia a mayor riesgo de asma bronquial a los ocho años. Evid Pediatr. 2012;8:57.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Magnusson JÖ, Kull I, Mai XM, Wickman M, Bergström A. Early childhood overweight and asthma and allergic sensitization at 8 years of age. Pediatrics. 2012;129:70-6.
Reviewers: Domenech Zarketa D1, Castan Campanera A2, Lojo Pons P3.
1Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Dr. Josep Trueta. Girona. España.
2Hospital Universitario de Girona Josep Trueta. Girona. Girona. España.
3Hospital Universitario de Girona Josep Trueta. Girona. España.
Correspondence: Daniel Domenech Zarketa. Email: dome_dash@hotmail.com
Reception date: 17/07/2012
Acceptance date: 17/07/2012
Publication date: 25/07/2012

How to cite this article

Doménech Zarketa D, Castan Campanera A, Lojo Pons P. El sobrepeso-obesidad durante la primera infancia se asocia a mayor riesgo de asma bronquial a los ocho años. Evid Pediatr. 2012;8:57.

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