Metabolic asthma: is there a link between obesity, diabetes, and asthma?

  title={Metabolic asthma: is there a link between obesity, diabetes, and asthma?},
  author={Miriam K. Perez and Giovanni Piedimonte},
  journal={Immunology and allergy clinics of North America},
  volume={34 4},
Childhood asthma and obesity have reached epidemic proportions worldwide, and the latter is also contributing to increasing rates of related metabolic disorders, such as diabetes. However, the relationship between asthma, obesity, and abnormal metabolism is not well understood nor has it been adequately explored in children. This article discusses the concept of metabolic asthma and the recent hypothesis that early derangement in lipid and glucose metabolism is independently associated with… CONTINUE READING
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