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Sex Differences in the Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Weight Gain among Patients with Asthma

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Sex Differences in the Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Weight Gain among Patients with Asthma

Rizk, Amanda K., Lavoie, Kim L., Pepin, Véronique, Wright, Alicia and Bacon, Simon L. (2012) Sex Differences in the Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Weight Gain among Patients with Asthma. ISRN Pulmonology, 2012 . pp. 1-7. ISSN 2090-5777

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Abstract

Background. Studies have shown that asthma and asthma exacerbations are related to body weight and that this relationship might be sex-specific. While oral corticosteroids have been associated with weight gain, little is known about the effect of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use on short-term weight gain. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether ICSs would be associated with weight gain among asthmatic patients. Methods. A total of 180 adult patients with physician-diagnosed asthma provided details of their medical history and demographic information, along with height and weight at baseline and at one year. Weight change was defined as follow-up minus baseline weight. General linear models were used to assess the relationship between ICS dose (fluticasone propionate equivalent) and sex. Results. Significant main effects of sex (

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Exercise Science
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Rizk, Amanda K. and Lavoie, Kim L. and Pepin, Véronique and Wright, Alicia and Bacon, Simon L.
Journal or Publication:ISRN Pulmonology
Date:2012
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.5402/2012/138326
ID Code:978168
Deposited By: DAVID MACAULAY
Deposited On:14 Jan 2014 15:11
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:46
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