Does Pulmonary Function Differ by Time of Day ?

  • Lindsey Shuman
  • Published 2008


Some researchers have suggested that pulmonary function may vary by time of day, but other studies show little or no effect. Burioka et al. (1999) examined 13 healthy men (31.5 ±4.3 years), without any cardiopulmonary disease and determined that lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide did not exhibit a circadian rhythm, but that alveolar volume peaked… (More)

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