The prevalence of asthma and obesity is increasing concomitantly, but many aspects of this link are unclear.
At ages 24-39 years, body mass index (BMI) and female gender were independently associated with asthma.
Levels of leptin, adiponectin or any other obesity-related biomarker were not independently associated with asthma.
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