Eotaxin and obesity.

  title={Eotaxin and obesity.},
  author={Abu R Vasudevan and Huaizhu Wu and Antonios M. Xydakis and Peter Jh Jones and Elliot O'Brian Smith and John Frederick Sweeney and David B Corry and Christie M. Ballantyne},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={91 1},
CONTEXT Asthma and obesity incidence is increasing worldwide, and asthma is often more severe in the obese. Eotaxin, a CC chemokine, is important in extrinsic asthma, an inflammatory disorder. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to examine the relation between eotaxin and obesity. DESIGN We conducted a comparison study of eotaxin in mice fed high-fat vs. standard chow diet for 26 wk, in obese vs. lean humans, in obese humans before and after 4-6 wk of weight loss, and in sc vs. visceral adipose… CONTINUE READING


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