Recent insight into obesity and asthma.

  title={Recent insight into obesity and asthma.},
  author={David A Beuther},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={16 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The worldwide pandemic of obesity is creating unique challenges for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. A wealth of epidemiologic literature has established that whereas asthma can lead to obesity, obesity is a risk factor for asthma, but mechanisms are unclear. This review assesses the current understanding of the relationship between obesity and asthma. RECENT FINDINGS Recent studies are developing a more sophisticated understanding of the possible inflammatory… CONTINUE READING