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The incidence of obesity and asthma is increasing globally. Evidence shows that there is a correlation between the two, both epidemiologically and pathophysiologically. The inflammatory link between the two is now being established as obesity is a risk factor for asthma and also plays an important role in its prevention and management. Evidence shows that patients with metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance may be at an increased risk for asthma, however the exact pathophysiology of the same remains unknown. We hereby present an overview of the recent advancement in this field.


Asthma, Inflammation, Obesity.
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