Adiposity and pulmonary function: relationship with body fat distribution and systemic inflammation.

@article{Lessard2011AdiposityAP,
  title={Adiposity and pulmonary function: relationship with body fat distribution and systemic inflammation.},
  author={Andr{\'e}a Lessard and Nathalie Alm{\'e}ras and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Turcotte and Angelo Tremblay and Jean-pierre Despr{\'e}s and L. -P. Boulet},
  journal={Clinical and investigative medicine. Medecine clinique et experimentale},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={E64-70}
}
PURPOSE Obesity is associated with changes in pulmonary function and increased systemic inflammation. We explored the relationships among adiposity, body fat distribution indices, serum inflammatory markers and pulmonary function. METHODS This was a post-hoc cross-sectional analysis that included subjects who had previously participated in randomized studies on obesity at our centre. Non-smoking sedentary men (282 subjects, mean age 42) without respiratory diseases were studied. BMI, waist… CONTINUE READING
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