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Early age of menarche, lung function and adult asthma
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 1022886
Author(s) Macsali, Ferenc; Real, Francisco Gůmez; Plana, Estel; Sunyer, Jordi; Anto, Josep; Dratva, Julia; Janson, Christer; Jarvis, Deborah; Omenaas, Ernst Reidar; Zemp, Elisabeth; Wjst, Matthias; Leynaert, Benedicte; Svanes, Cecilie
Author(s) at UniBasel Dratva, Julia
Zemp Stutz, Elisabeth
Year 2011
Title Early age of menarche, lung function and adult asthma
Journal American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Volume 183
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number 8-14
Keywords menarche, lung function, asthma, body mass index, European Community Respiratory Health Survey
Abstract RATIONALE: Hormonal and metabolic status appears to influence lung health in women, and there are findings suggesting that early menarche may be related to asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and breast cancer. OBJECTIVES: This study investigates whether age of menarche was related to adult lung function and asthma. MEASUREMENTS: Among participants in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II, 3354 women aged 27-57 years from random population samples in 21 centers responded to a questionnaire concerning women's health (1998-2002). 2873 had lung function measurements, 2136 measurements of bronchial hyper reactivity (BHR) and 2743 IgE measurements. Logistic, linear and negative binomial regression analyses included adjustment for age, height, body mass index, education, smoking, family size and centre. MAIN RESULTS: Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) were lower and asthma more common in women with early menarche. Women reporting menarche
Publisher American Thoracic Society
ISSN/ISBN 0003-0805
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1164/rccm.200912-1886OC
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000286155600005
Document type (ISI) Journal Article, Multicenter Study

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