Influence of obesity on the prevalence and clinical features of asthma.

  title={Influence of obesity on the prevalence and clinical features of asthma.},
  author={Louis-Philippe Boulet},
  journal={Clinical and investigative medicine. Medecine clinique et experimentale},
  volume={31 6},
Obesity has been associated with an increased prevalence of asthma and poorer control of this disease. However, the mechanisms by which obesity can influence airway function and make asthma more difficult to control remain uncertain. The physiological changes associated with obesity can contribute to respiratory symptoms and these should be differentiated from those caused by asthma. Obesity can possibly influence the development of asthma through genetic, developmental, hormonal, neurogenic or… CONTINUE READING


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