Effect of body weight and muscularity on human diaphragm muscle mass, thickness, and area.

@article{Arora1982EffectOB,
  title={Effect of body weight and muscularity on human diaphragm muscle mass, thickness, and area.},
  author={N S Arora and Dudley F Rochester},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={64-70}
}
To assess the consequences to the human diaphragm of alterations in body weight and muscularity, we measured the mass, thickness, area, and length of diaphragm muscle at necropsy. Of 33 subjects who were clinically well until sudden death, 27 had sedentary occupations and normal weight (group N), while 6 were nonobese laborers whose average weight was 40% greater than normal (group M). Among 37 patients dying of more prolonged illness, 23 were of normal weight (group W), while 14 weighed 71% of… CONTINUE READING