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Rev Alerg Mex. 2007 Jan-Feb;54(1):24-8.

[Asthma and obesity: related inflammatory diseases].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Servicio de Alergia e Inmunología, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, DF México.


Asthma and obesity are diseases that have increased their prevalence parallely in the last years, becoming health problems in our country. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease and in the last years obesity has also been catalogued as a systemic inflammatory disease considering that adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that produces cytokines that can promote severity of asthma; therefore generating interest in the investigators to perform studies that can relate both conditions.

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