Obesity and the lung: 4. Obesity and asthma.

@article{Sin2008ObesityAT,
  title={Obesity and the lung: 4. Obesity and asthma.},
  author={D D Sin and E. Rand Sutherland},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 11},
  pages={1018-23}
}
Over the past 30 years there has been an epidemic of both obesity and asthma in the western world. A large body of robust epidemiological data has linked obesity with the development and severity of asthma in both children and adults and weight reduction with improvements in asthma severity and symptoms. However, it remains unsettled whether this relationship is causal or confounded by some other factor(s) as mechanistic and physiological studies have produced heterogeneous and at times… CONTINUE READING