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12 April 2010

Obesity boosts pneumonia risk

Men who carry excess kilos may also carry an excess risk of pneumonia, a new study hints.

Men who carry excess kilos may also carry an excess risk of pneumonia, a new study hints.

The few studies that have attempted to link these trends in obesity and pneumonia have produced conflicting results, according to Kornum and colleagues. In search of a clearer answer, they looked to data from the large Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study.

 
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