Airflow obstruction and metabolic syndrome: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.

@article{Lam2010AirflowOA,
  title={Airflow obstruction and metabolic syndrome: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.},
  author={K H Lam and Rachel Elizabeth Jordan and Chaoqiang Jiang and G Neil Thomas and Martin R. Miller and Wei Zhang and Tai Hing Lam and Kar Keung Cheng and Peymane Adab},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={317-23}
}
There is some evidence that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and metabolic syndrome may be related, perhaps through systemic inflammation, which is common to both. However, the association between the two conditions has not yet been clearly shown. The present study involved 7,358 adults aged > or =50 yrs from a population-based survey who underwent spirometry, a structured interview and measurement of fasting metabolic marker levels. Airflow obstruction (forced expiratory volume in… CONTINUE READING

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