Body mass index and the risk of COPD.

@article{HarikKhan2002BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and the risk of COPD.},
  author={Raida I Harik-Khan and Jerome L. Fleg and Robert A. Wise},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={370-6}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have documented the prognostic value of low body weight in patients with COPD and also in general populations. However, it is not clear whether low body weight is a risk factor for COPD or a consequence of established disease. STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether asymptomatic subjects with low initial body mass were at a greater risk of having COPD develop during subsequent follow-up. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS Observational retrospective study of 458 male and 192… CONTINUE READING

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