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Obesity affects immune function in pediatric asthma

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March 11, 2022

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PHOENIX – Obesity impacts the immune system of children with asthma, as changes in T cell function are linked to metabolic changes in these patients.

In this video from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, Sarah Henrickson, MD, Ph.D., attending physician in the allergy and immunology department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explains how specific changes in metabolism can lead to severe asthma flare-ups in upper respiratory infections.