Obesity is a risk factor for asthma in women but not in men among elder people in China

Published: 20 July 2016
Author(s): Jiahui Qian, Xiaohui Ren
Issue: July 2016
Section: Letters to the Editor

Obesity and asthma are important health issues and a positive association between them has been reported [1–3]. However, the reports were mainly based on school-age children and there are few reports to identify this associate among elderly people, especially Chinese elderly people. We aimed to assess the consistency of the association among Chinese people aged 60 and over through a cross-sectional study of 6283 participants.