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Body mass index and asthma
  1. I Eneli1,
  2. W Karmaus2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics/Human Development, Michigan State University, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA; karmaus@msu.edu

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We read with interest the report by von Mutius et al on the association between body mass index (BMI) and asthma in children.1 The finding that the association between asthma and obesity may be mediated by mechanical factors or by an alternative inflammatory mechanism rather than eosinophilic inflammation is important and …

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