International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Cardiology Science | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


The Hidden Links that Clog Lungs and Airway with Fat

Neenu Rachel Santhosh | Sreelakshmi Padmakumar | Arathi T.V


Abstract: We are already known of how fat build ups in the arteries and their role in developing heart problems, but now for the first time, new studies shows that clogging of fat could happen in the airway walls of the lungs particularly in people who are overweight or obese. The link between obesity and asthma has been already known for years, but the cause behind the link was not completely clear. Before it was thought the direct pressure on the lungs or additional inflammation due to obesity contributes to asthma. Recently it’s found that fatty airways also play a part, too. Excess fat accumulation in the airway alters its normal structure and prompt inflammation in the lungs. The lungs also have a subpopulation of cells that form fat. To keep the airways properly lubricated during breathing, a fatty secretion is expelled into the inner lining by surfactant producing cells. Accumulation of fat in the lungs mimics the process that make fat to build up and damage the liver of alcoholics. In this article, I review how fatty airway is correlated with the body weight of individuals, why overweight increases the chances of developing asthma And whether respiratory disease can be reversed by weight loss therapy


Keywords: Fatty airway, Obese, Asthma


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,


Pages: 1695 - 1697



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