27 January 2016

Influence of Body Composition on Lung Function and Respiratory Muscle Strength in Children With Obesity

Posted in Pulmonary Function Test, Scientific

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A new study published on the Journal of Clinical Medical Research demonstrates how obesity affects lung function and respiratory muscle strength.

The aim of the present study was to assess lung function and respiratory muscle strength in children with obesity and determine the influence of body composition on these variables. A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 75 children (40 with obesity and 35 within the ideal weight range) aged 6 - 10 years.

The study findings show that children with obesity demonstrated a reduction in lung volume and capacity. Thus, anthropometric and body composition characteristics may be predictive factors for altered lung function.

The study is available free to download at the following link: click here


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