Fat store in the lungs can cause an increased risk of asthma: Finds Study

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Fat store in the lungs can cause an increased risk of asthma: Finds Study
Fat store in the lungs can cause an increased risk of asthma: Finds Study

A recently published study in the ERJ connected obesity with increased asthma. ERJ or the European Respiratory Journal is a medical journal that published the findings of the research.

The study was authored by John Elliot of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Canberra, Australia.

According to the findings of the research, fatty tissues in the airway walls change the structure which finally results in difficulty in breathing.

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The research showed that the airwalls of obese people had the built-up of fatty tissues which changed the structure making the path abnormal and complicated for the air to pass.

Fat store in the lungs can cause an increased risk of asthma: Finds Study
Fat store in the lungs can cause an increased risk of asthma: Finds Study

This leads to complications in the breathing process. The process of inhaling and exhaling remains incomplete leading to asthma.

The research team specializes in studying the lungs and their alterations in different respiratory diseases. For this particular study, scientists examined the post-mortem samples of 52 lungs. They used dyes to see and quantify fatty tissues present in the walls of airways present in the lungs under microscopes.

The data that the team retrieved from this was then compared to the Body Mass Index of the owner’s body. The final result revealed that the increase in fat accumulation in the lungs increased with increasing BMI.

The co-author of the study, Peter Noble confirmed that the accumulation and build-up of fatty tissues in the air passage walls result in inflammation in the lungs.

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Eliot said that the study was the result of a curiosity that got built seeing the sample of lungs where they could spot fatty tissues. They wanted to see if this was in correlation with the Body Weight or not. 

The health issues that obesity cause has not been unknown but the latest findings through this study can be a shocking reveal because breathing troubles before this would generally get linked to the increasing air pollution. Not anymore. 

 

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