Annals of Thoracic Medicine
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116--121

Asthma and obesity in the Middle East region: An overview


Samer Hammoudeh1, Wessam Gadelhak1, Ibrahim A Janahi2 
1 Medical Research Center, Research Affairs, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2 Medical Research Center, Research Affairs; Pediatric Pulmonology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ibrahim A Janahi
Hamad Medical Corporation, P. O. Box: 3050, Doha
Qatar

This paper aims to cover the current status of asthma and obesity in the Middle East, as well as to introduce the various studies tying the two diseases; further expanding on the proposed mechanisms. Finally, the paper covers recent literature related to sphingolipids and its role in asthma, followed by recommendations and future directions. In preparation of this paper, we searched PubMed and Google Scholar, with no restrictions, using the following terms; asthma, obesity, Middle East, sphingolipids. We also used the reference list of retrieved articles to further expand on the pool of articles that were used for this review.


How to cite this article:
Hammoudeh S, Gadelhak W, Janahi IA. Asthma and obesity in the Middle East region: An overview.Ann Thorac Med 2019;14:116-121


How to cite this URL:
Hammoudeh S, Gadelhak W, Janahi IA. Asthma and obesity in the Middle East region: An overview. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 May 21 ];14:116-121
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