The incidence of asthma and obesity in childhood has been increasing for decades. Obesity-related asthma is thought to be influenced by changes in the lungs’ mechanical properties and airway remodeling due to systemic inflammation and metabolic dysregulation. It is characterized by Th1-inflammation and impaired lung function, which responds poorly to conventional asthma treatment with inhaled β2-agonists and corticosteroids. The purpose of this review is to increase awareness of obesity-related asthma in children and adolescents and highlight possible underlying mechanisms and interventions.

Bidragets oversatte titelObesity-related asthma in children and adolescents
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer42
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - 17 okt. 2022


  • Child
  • Humans
  • Adolescent
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants/therapeutic use
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/complications
  • Antipsychotic Agents/adverse effects
  • Asthma/drug therapy
  • Obesity/drug therapy


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