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IIO-11 Obesity and asthma J.A. Castro-Rodriguez. Pulmonology Unit, Departments of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Pontiﬁcia Universidad Cat´ olica de Chile, Santiago, Chile Correspondence: Jose A. Castro-Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Lira 44, 1er. Piso, casilla 114-D, Santiago, Chile. Tel.: (56) 2 354 8189, fax: (56) 2 354 8122. E-mail address: [email protected]
(J.A. Castro-Rodriguez). Keywords: obesity, asthma, phenotype, risk factor
Obesity as a risk factor for asthma: Asthma, overweight and obesity are the most common chronic morbidities in childhood from economically developed regions (and now in some middle developed countries) affecting up one in six and one in ﬁve children respectively [1,2]. And their prevalence is both increasing worldwide. Given that a rise in prevalence of obesity and asthma has paralleled westernization or urbanization (characterized by air pollution, environmental tobacco smoke, smaller family size, day care assistance, decreased exposure to infectious agents, and undesirable dietary or other lifestyle changes), it is also plausible that shared environmental factors are common to the rise of conditions in childhood . Overweight and obesity is higher in children with asthma compared with general population . Body mass index (BMI) is a practical and widely used measure of weight status in children and adults, although BMI may not be the ideal or the only measure to assess the inﬂuence of a high body weight on respiratory health. Indeed, a study showed that only central obesity, but not BMI, increases asthma risk in children . The link between obesity and asthma is stronger in non-allergic asthma . A recent study showed higher prevalence of non-eosinophilic asthma in female obese asthmatics compared to males . A review conﬁrmed the absence of atopy
and bronchial hyperreactivity to methacholine in the association between asthma and obesity/overweight . There are mixed results about the importance of gender in this relationship; however a tendency of females in the relation was more common . Two recent analyses of large cohort reported that increased BMI and/or adiposity in children were associated with increased asthma symptoms, asthma exacerbations and emergency department presentation [8,9]. A prospective study showed decreased in inhaled corticosteroids efﬁcacy in obese asthmatic children, suggesting steroid insensitivity may be present in children with a higher BMI . Therefore, pharmacogenetic and randomized studies need to be done in order to know which will be the best controllers for obese asthmatic children. A recent study showed that dietinduced weight loss can achieve signiﬁcant improvements in clinical outcomes for obese children with asthma. Hypertriglyceridemia and insulin resistance were positive associate with asthma, independent of BMI [11,12]. Adolescent males who were obese and also had mild persistent asthma had a signiﬁcantly higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome than obese males without asthma . Obesity as a risk factor for developing new asthma: Camargo et al.  carried out one of the ﬁrst longitudinal studies in adults, showing that women who gained weight after 18 years of age ran a greater risk of developing asthma (incidence) in the next 4 years, regardless of caloric intake or physical activity. CastroRodriguez et al. , in the ﬁrst longitudinal study of a pediatric population, showed that girls, but not boys, who became obese or overweight between 6 and 11 years of age ran a 7-fold greater risk of developing asthma (incidence) than those who maintained normal nutrition and growth, regardless of physical activity or allergic condition. Furthermore, the bronchodilatory reactivity (FEV1 ) and PEF variability were greater in obese and overweight girls compared to girls with proper nutrition. These ﬁndings led the authors to suggest that there may be an anomaly in the regulation of bronchial tone in females . Even more, the prevalence of asthma was greater among obese girls with early menarche (before 11 years of age) than among those with a later menarche. This would indicate that obesity alters the production (or peripheral sensitivity) of the hormones associated with puberty in girls and that increased production of female hormones (or their sensitivity) alters lung development and regulation of airway tone in puberty-age girls (by enhancing bronchodilator reactivity) . This association between obesity and asthma among women with early menarche was conﬁrmed in independent studies in Mexico  and France . It has also been reported that the use of exogenous estrogens is a risk factor for a higher incidence of asthma in women . The mechanism by which estrogens cause increased airway responsiveness in asthma is still unknown, but in clinical practice cases of women with severe and refractory asthma associated with morbid obesity are not uncommon. Curiously, female sex is also associated with greater severity of irreversible airﬂow obstruction or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, it is unknown whether resistance to inhaled corticosteroids in cases of severe asthma is associated with the metabolic effects of asthma, increased inﬂammation, or estrogenic effects. Therefore, we proposed a new phenotype of asthma: girls with early menarche before 11 yr who become obese during puberty, non-allergic, with high PEF variability and no hyperreactivity to methacholine . Funding: none Competing Interest: None to declare. References  Lobstein T, Baur L, Uauy R; IASO International Obesity TaskForce. Obesity in children and young people: a crisis in public health. Obes Rev. 2004; 5 Suppl 1:4–104.
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IIO-12 Vitamin D, bronchiolitis and asthma L. Bont. Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands The vitamin D receptor is a transcription factor expressed in most tissues. It is activated by vitamin D and regulates many metabolic pathways in the cell. In general, vitamin D inhibits cellular processes in which it is involved. Vitamin D is obtained through diet and produced upon sunlight exposure. There is
increasing appreciation that vitamin D contributes to healthy lung development. Epidemiological data show that vitamin D deﬁciency in utero or at very early age is associated with many acute and chronic diseases, including the risk of viral bronchiolitis. Several genetic studies have conﬁrmed an association between a functional vitamin D receptor genetic polymorphism and the risk of severe bronchiolitis. The precise mechanisms by which vitamin D protects against severe viral bronchiolitis are not completely understood. In vitro studies show that vitamin D attenuates the host immune response without affecting viral clearance. Low vitamin D levels at early age predict asthma development and low vitamin D levels in asthmatic children are associated with more exacerbations, more use of medication and lower lung function. Despite epidemiological studies, genetic studies and basic studies point to a beneﬁcial role of vitamin D to prevent bronchiolitis and asthma, trial data are far from conclusive. A placebo-controlled trial in Mongolia showed that vitamin D supplementation in vitamin D-deﬁcient children prevents lower respiratory tract infections. However, other trials did not add evidence to use vitamin D supplementation to prevent or treat acute or chronic respiratory diseases during early childhood. Further studies are required to assess whether a target population exists that beneﬁts vitamin D supplementation to prevent viral bronchiolitis or asthma development. References  Belderbos ME, Houben ML, Wilbrink B, Lentjes E, Bloemen EM, Kimpen JL, et al. Cord blood vitamin D deﬁciency is associated with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis. Pediatrics 2011 Jun; 127(6): e1513-e1520.  Camargo CA, Jr., Ganmaa D, Frazier AL, Kirchberg FF, Stuart JJ, Kleinman K, et al. Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation and risk of acute respiratory infection in Mongolia. Pediatrics 2012 Sep; 130(3): e561-e567.  Hansdottir S, Monick MM, Lovan N, Powers L, Gerke A, Hunninghake GW. Vitamin D decreases respiratory syncytial virus induction of NF-kappaB-linked chemokines and cytokines in airway epithelium while maintaining the antiviral state. J Immunol 2010 Jan 15; 184(2): 965–74.  Weiss ST, Litonjua AA. The in utero effects of maternal vitamin D deﬁciency: how it results in asthma and other chronic diseases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011 May 15; 183(10): 1286–7.  Kumar GT, Sachdev HS, Chellani H, Rehman AM, Singh V, Arora H, et al. Effect of weekly vitamin D supplements on mortality, morbidity, and growth of low birthweight term infants in India up to age 6 months: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2011; 342: d2975.
IIO-13 Nutritional interventions to prevent or treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia P. Manzoni1 , M. Mostert2 , C. Franco1 , M. Luparia1 , E. Tavella1 , M. Stronati3 , D. Farina1 . 1 Neonatology and NICU, A.O. Regina Margherita-S. Anna. S. Anna Hospital, Torino, Italy; 2 Department of Pediatrics, University of Torino, Italy; 3 NICU, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy Corresponding Author and address for proofs and reprints: dr. Paolo Manzoni, MD, Neonatology and Hospital NICU. Sant’Anna Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera Regina Margherita-S. Anna, C. Spezia 60, 10126 Torino, Italy. Tel.: +39 011 3134304/5/8; fax: +39 011 3134888. E-mail address: [email protected]
(P. Manzoni). Keywords: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; preterm neonates; nutrition; lactoferrin; lutein; prevention; respiratory; vitamin D
Abbreviations: VLBW = very low birth weight (below 1500 g.) NICU = neonatal intensive care unit NEC = necrotizing enterocholitis ROP = retinopathy of prematurity BPD = bronchopulmonary dysplasia Abstract: Nutrients in the prenatal and perinatal period play a major role in the development of the immune system as well as in the ability to contrast infections. A remarkable body of evidence supports the hypothesis that availability of speciﬁc,