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Breathing what we eat.
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PMID:  23336570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The world is in the midst of an unprecedented obesity epidemic.1 In fact, among adults in the United States, recent studies find only a minority of adults are now in the "normal" weight category.2 With this epidemic has come the realization that obesity is a major risk factor for asthma, and is associated with severe and poorly controlled asthma.3 The reasons for this are likely to be multi-factorial, but one factor that must be considered, is the significant changes in diet that have taken place in recent decades. The changes in diet not only cause obesity, but are likely to be important in the pathogenesis of airway disease. The study by Berthon et al4 in this issue of the journal highlights the need for further investigation in this area.
Authors:
Anne E Dixon
Publication Detail:
Type:  EDITORIAL     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-1843     ISO Abbreviation:  Respirology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616368     Medline TA:  Respirology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Author. Respirology © 2013 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology.
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University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA.
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