Fat Hormone May Play Role in Adult Asthma, University of New Mexico Study

Women with low levels of the hormone adiponectin, derived from visceral fat, may be more likely to develop adult-onset asthma, an observational analysis suggested. The lowest adiponectin concentrations predicted a doubled risk of incident asthma within the next five years, Akshay Sood, MD, MPH, of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and colleagues found.

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