ASTHMA: Edited by Nicola A. Hanania, Zuzana Diamant, and Maarten van den BergeCan training induce inflammatory control in asthma, or is it symptom control only?Pitzner-Fabricius, Andersa; Toennesen, Louise Lindhardtc; Backer, Vibekea,bAuthor Information aCentre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS), Rigshospitalet bCopenhagen University cDepartment of Internal Medicine, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark Correspondence to Anders Pitzner-Fabricius, MD, Centre for Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet, Section 7641, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. Tel: +45 2163 0502; e-mail: Anders.Pitzner-Fabricius@regionh.dk Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine: January 2020 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p 56–61 doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000648 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Exercise has shown to reduce asthma symptoms; however, the underlying mechanism for this improvement remains unclear. Improvement in inflammatory control could be the reason for this reduction in symptoms. This review discusses recent studies evaluating the effect of exercise on inflammatory control in patients with asthma. Recent findings New studies support that exercise is well tolerated and feasible regardless of intensity. Exercise seems to improve systemic low-grade inflammation, but consistency lacks when it comes to reduction in airway inflammation. Summary Physical exercise as an adjuvant therapy leads to improvement in asthma symptoms and asthma-related quality of life and should be recommended for all patients with asthma. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.