Obesity & Asthma in Urban African Americans

Samuel Dorevitch, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago


Research Summary:

A dominant theory about the link between asthma and obesity focuses on inflammation (a component of both conditions) and an element of inflammation called oxidative stress. Dr. Dorevitch is investigating the relationship between asthma, obesity and oxidative stress within an urban African American community to gain more information about the link between asthma and obesity.

Funded By:

Respiratory Health Association Research Grant

Year: 2010