Role of weight management in asthma symptoms and control.


Journal Article (Review)

Obesity and asthma have increasingly been linked with an increased risk of developing asthma associated with increasing body mass index. Overweight/obese patients with asthma have more symptoms, poor asthma control, and decreased response to conventional asthma therapies. Weight loss may be associated with improvements in asthma control, response to medications, and overall asthma-related quality of life. This article discusses the effect of weight loss via dietary modifications and surgical interventions on asthma symptoms and control. Weight loss should be encouraged as a means of improving asthma control but there are insufficient data to recommend surgical interventions solely for this purpose.

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Cited Authors

  • Heacock, T; Lugogo, N

Published Date

  • November 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 797 - 808

PubMed ID

  • 25282292

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25282292

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8607

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8561

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.iac.2014.07.009


  • eng