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Effects of short‐term oral corticosteroid intake on dietary intake, body weight and body composition in adults with asthma–a ra

Berthon BS et al.
Used Parameters : ECW, ICW, PBF

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Australia

Journal : Clinical & Experimental Allergy

Background Oral corticosteroids (OCS) are an efficacious treatment for asthma exacerbations, yet risk of adverse effects may decrease patient adherence to therapy. In particular, changes in appetite and dietary intake, which lead to weight gain and changes in body composition, are considered undesirable. Objective To determine whether 10‐day OCS therapy in adults with asthma causes changes in leptin, appetite, dietary intake, body weight and body composition. Methods Double‐blinded, placebo‐controlled randomized …
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