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Gender Specific Correlation between Obesity and Asthma


Soni, A.K., Deshpande, S.S., Suhagia, B.N.

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The present study was designed to examine 1) whether continuous feeding with a palatable hypercaloric diet and cycling this diet with chow diet would affect the state of asthma or respiratory parameter; and 2) whether gender would be affected by these diet regimens. Male & Female Swiss albino mice were assigned to four groups: control & asthmatic mice fed with chow diet while obese & obese asthmatic mice fed with a palatable Hypercaloric diet, after 8 weeks of the diet, the animals were killed. The hypercaloric diet and food cycles schedules caused similar increases in body weight gain, total serum cholesterol, triglycerides as well as respiratory parameters. While in SOD as antioxidant parameter, its decline with hypercaloric diet intake. The data showed that the continuous intake of a hypercaloric diet for 8 weeks cause obesity and cause asthma or make existing asthma more severe.


Hyper Caloric Diet, Mice, Triglycerides, Obesity, Asthma

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Soni, A.K., Deshpande, S.S., Suhagia, B.N. (2017). Gender Specific Correlation between Obesity and Asthma, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholar (IJPRS), 6(4), 46-51.

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