‘Fatty airways’ may play a role in asthma

Australian researchers say it could explain why the condition worsens with higher BMI
older man with asthma

Australian researchers say their discovery that fatty tissue accumulates in the lungs provides a fresh clue to the link between asthma and having obesity.

They say their study shows for the first time that adipose tissue accumulates in the walls of the airways, and that the amount increases in line with increasing body mass index (BMI).