Obesity-Associated Severe Asthma Represents a Distinct Clinical Phenotype

Gibeon D, Batuwita K, Osmond M, Heaney LG, Brightling CE, Niven R, Mansur A, Chaudhuri R, Bucknall CE, Rowe A, Bhavsar PK, Chung KF, Menzies-Gow A., and Yike Guo.
Chest 143 (2), 406-414 - 2013 (2013)

Obesity has emerged as a risk factor for the development of asthma and it may also influence asthma control and airway inflammation. However, the role of obesity in severe asthma remains unclear. Thus, our objective was to explore the association between obesity (defied by BMI) and severe asthma.