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

Published: Mar 23, 2012

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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