Lower vital capacity is associated with diabetes but not with metabolic syndrome in nonobese Japanese men.

Abstract

W e appreciate the comment on our observation by Nakajima and Saito (1). They suggested that low percentage vital capacity (%VC), which commonly reflects restrictive lung, in nonobese men might be associated with the characteristics of metabolically obese but normal-weight individuals (2). We partially agree with them. However, when we examined men with BMI… (More)
DOI: 10.2337/dc09-1350