Posts Tagged ‘Columbia University Medical Center’

Why Do People with Obesity Have Higher Rates of Asthma?

January 27, 2013 — The association between obesity and asthma is not well understood. To understand potential reasons at a cellular level, researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center designed a study to explain the genetic and molecular relationships among obesity, airway diameter, and lung function. They found that leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in obesity […]