Obesity: "priming" the lung for injury.

  title={Obesity: "priming" the lung for injury.},
  author={Jason M. Konter and Elizabeth Baez and Ross S. Summer},
  journal={Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={26 4},
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a severe inflammatory condition that develops in response to local and systemic lung challenges. To date, specific risk factors for development of ALI remain poorly defined. Recent epidemiological studies have reported obesity as an important predisposing factor in the development of this condition. Although the pathogenic mechanisms linking obesity and ALI have not been well-elucidated, emerging scientific evidence has described factors secreted by adipose tissue… CONTINUE READING
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