Longitudinal effects of aging on lung function at rest and exercise in healthy active fit elderly adults.

@article{McClaran1995LongitudinalEO,
  title={Longitudinal effects of aging on lung function at rest and exercise in healthy active fit elderly adults.},
  author={Steven R. McClaran and Mark A. Babcock and David F. Pegelow and W. G. Reddan and Jerome A. Dempsey},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={1957-68}
}
We retested 18 healthy, active, and highly fit [maximal O2 consumption (VO2max) 201 +/- 12% of predicted] older adults over a 6-yr period (mean age 67-->73 yr) to determine the longitudinal effects of aging on lung function at rest and during exercise. In the 6-yr period, total lung capacity (TLC), functional residual capacity, and diffusion capacity did not change; vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, and maximal volitional flow rates decreased; and residual volume and closing… CONTINUE READING

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