Asthma and Metabolic Syndrome–Correlation and Review of Literature
American Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2016, Pages: 1-4
Received: May 6, 2016; Accepted: May 16, 2016; Published: Jun. 4, 2016
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Ekpe Ekpe Lawson, Dept. of Chemical Pathology/Immunology, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
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There is a strong link between asthma and metabolic syndrome. This relationship has been shown by various researchers. A bidirectional relationship exists between asthma and metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to access the correlation between metabolic syndrome and asthma Using internet search, a comprehensive literature review was done and words such as asthma, respiratory problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, metabolic syndrome, obesity, insulin resistance were searched from Google scholar, Yahoo, Pubmed, Medline, Web MD, Scopus to check for various articles published on this subject. The references of the relevant articles were also searched. Analyses of results of various studies from various parts of the world were considered and their prevalences were noted to access the correlation between asthma and metabolic syndrome. Obesity, which is a component of metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for asthma. This study concludes with evidences from various studies that there is a strong link between asthma and metabolic syndrome.
Asthma, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Insulin
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Ekpe Ekpe Lawson, Asthma and Metabolic Syndrome–Correlation and Review of Literature, American Journal of Laboratory Medicine. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20160101.11
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