Effects of body fat on ventilatory function in children and adolescents: cross-sectional findings from a random population sample of school children.

@article{Lazarus1997EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of body fat on ventilatory function in children and adolescents: cross-sectional findings from a random population sample of school children.},
  author={Ross Lazarus and G. Thomson Von Colditz and Catherine S Berkey and Frank E. Speizer},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          187-94
        }
}
Childhood obesity is associated with a range of adverse consequences, and the prevalence is increasing in developed nations. Most of the literature on obesity and ventilatory function in children concerns samples selected for gross obesity with relatively little detail available from random population samples. This report examines the effect of total body fat as a percentage of weight (TBF%) on ventilatory function in a nationally representative sample of 2,464 Australian school children aged 9… CONTINUE READING
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