Both obesity and asthma are common conditions, and both are characterized by the presence of inflammation. Animal studies suggest that the development of airway hyperresponsiveness with antigen challenge is exaggerated with obesity. However, clear evidence for either an additive or a synergistic pathologic interaction between obesity and asthma is lacking in humans.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2008|
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