Effects of weight loss on asthma control in obese patients with severe asthma.

@article{DiasJnior2014EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of weight loss on asthma control in obese patients with severe asthma.},
  author={S{\'e}rvulo Azevedo Dias-J{\'u}nior and M{\'o}nica S C Reis and Regina Maria de Carvalho-Pinto and Rafael Stelmach and Alfredo Halpern and Alberto Cukier},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={1368-77}
}
Studies on the effects of weight loss in patients with asthma are scarce. No studies have been performed in patients with severe asthma. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the impact of weight loss in patients with severe asthma associated with obesity. This was an open, prospective, randomised study of two parallel groups, in patients with severe uncontrolled asthma and moderate obesity. The primary outcome was the level of asthma control 6 months after initiation of the… CONTINUE READING
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