Obesity and lung disease: a toxic mix

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Title: Obesity and lung disease: a toxic mix
Authors: McLoughlin, Paul
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8326
Date: Apr-2015
Abstract: Obesity is associated with an increased incidence of lung diseases including such common conditions as asthma, COPD, ARDS, sleep apnoea syndrome and pulmonary hypertension. The adverse effects of obesity on the respiratory system are mediated by a number of mechanisms including the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by adipose tissue, mechanical restriction of thoracic volumes and obesity-induced hypoventilation
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Author
Keywords: Respiratory system;Obesity;Hypoxia
DOI: 10.1111/apha.12462
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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