March 2014. Volume 10. Number 1

Overweight children have an increased risk of receiving an asthma diagnosis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Egan KB, Ettinger AS, Bracken MB. Childhood body mass index and subsequent physician-diagnosed asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. BMC Pediatr. 2013;13:121.
Reviewers: Pérez Gaxiola G1, Llerena Santa Cruz E2.
1Hospital Pediátrico de Sinaloa. Culiacán. Sinaloa. México.
2Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Dr. Josep Trueta. Girona. España.
Correspondence: Giordano Pérez Gaxiola. Email: giordanopg@gmail.com
Reception date: 16/10/2013
Acceptance date: 26/11/2013
Publication date: 08/01/2014

Abstract

Authors' conclusions: overweight and, especially, obese children are at increased risk of subsequent physician diagnosed asthma in comparison to normal weight children. The observed sex effects were inconsistent.

Reviewers' commentary: a possible association exists between obesity and asthma.

How to cite this article

Pérez Gaxiola G, Llerena Santacruz E. Los niños con sobrepeso tienen un riesgo aumentado de ser diagnosticados posteriormente de asma. Evid Pediatr. 2014;10:7.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Egan KB, Ettinger AS, Bracken MB. Childhood body mass index and subsequent physician-diagnosed asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. BMC Pediatr. 2013;13:121.
Reviewers: Pérez Gaxiola G1, Llerena Santa Cruz E2.
1Hospital Pediátrico de Sinaloa. Culiacán. Sinaloa. México.
2Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Dr. Josep Trueta. Girona. España.
Correspondence: Giordano Pérez Gaxiola. Email: giordanopg@gmail.com
Reception date: 16/10/2013
Acceptance date: 26/11/2013
Publication date: 08/01/2014

How to cite this article

Pérez Gaxiola G, Llerena Santacruz E. Los niños con sobrepeso tienen un riesgo aumentado de ser diagnosticados posteriormente de asma. Evid Pediatr. 2014;10:7.

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