The prevalence of asthma and obesity in children has been steadily increasing globally over the past several decades, with increased concern in low and middle income countries. In this review, we summarize the current literature on these two parallel epidemics and explore the relationship between paediatric obesity and asthma in the paediatric population. Finally, we focus on the current literature as it relates to underlying physiologic alterations and changes in pulmonary function for children with obesity and asthma.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine