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Obesity increases risk of daily nasal blockage 3.7-fold
Friday, October 26, 2007 6:52 am Email this article
Excessively obese people are 3.7 times more likely to experience daily nasal blockage according to a study from Sweden. Age, gender, diabetes and asthma—no effect
No relationship with age, gender, diabetes or asthma
“[N]o relationship was found between nasal blockage and age, gender, diabetes or asthma,” the study noted.
“In patients with nasal blockage, obesity as a cause should be taken into consideration,” the paper concluded.
Subjects: 1900 people
The study analyzed data from 1900 adults.
Johansson L, Bende M. Excessive obesity is related to daily symptoms of nasal blockage: The skovde population-based study. Rhinology. 2007 Sep, 45(3):205-07.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
SE-541 85 Skovde
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