Overweight, Obesity, and Incident Asthma A Meta-analysis of Prospective Epidemiologic Studies

17 Jan 2007David A. Beuther, and E. Rand Sutherland

Overweight and obesity are associated with a dose-dependent increase in the odds of incident asthma in men and women, suggesting asthma incidence could be reduced by interventions targeting overweight and obesity.

Meta Analysis
1 effect
333102 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Musculoskeletal system

Asthma Attack Respiratory outcome
Increased risk of Asthma Attack
Respiratory system

High evidence