Sex differences: implications for the obesity-asthma association. Academic Article Review uri icon


  • We have demonstrated in several studies that obesity and adipokines are more strongly associated with asthma in women than in men. The reason for this controversial sex difference is not known. Based on our previous studies, we hypothesize that sex-related differences in ectopic fat may explain the obesity-asthma association in women.

publication date

  • January 2011