Researchers detail in 'Obesity, airway hyperresponsiveness, and inflammation,' new data in inflammation. According to recent research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, "Epidemiological data indicate that obesity is a risk factor for asthma, but the mechanistic basis for this relationship is not established. Here we review data from human subjects and animal models investigating the relationship between obesity and airway hyperresponsiveness, a characteristic feature of asthma."
"We discuss obesity as a state of chronic systemic inflammation resulting from interactions between adipocytes and adipose tissue macrophages that are recruited to obese...
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