Asthma and swimming: a meta-analysis.

  title={Asthma and swimming: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Michael Goodman and Sean M. Hays},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={45 8},
In this meta-analysis, studies on swimming and asthma were divided into four groups: Group I compared frequency of asthma among elite swimmers to that of other athletes; Group II examined the association between asthma and swimming during childhood; Group III evaluated effects of swimming programs on asthma severity and pulmonary function; and Group IV compared immediate respiratory effects of swimming to those of other types of exercise. The summary results were expressed as meta-odds ratios… CONTINUE READING
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