Relation between body composition, fat distribution, and lung function in elderly men.

@article{Santana2001RelationBB,
  title={Relation between body composition, fat distribution, and lung function in elderly men.},
  author={Helen Santana and Elena Zoico and E A Turcato and Paolo Tosoni and Luisa Bissoli and Matteo Olivieri and Ottavio Bosello and Mauro Zamboni},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={827-31}
}
BACKGROUND Body composition changes with age, with increases in fat mass and visceral fat and declines in skeletal muscle mass; lung function also declines with age. Age-related changes in body composition and fat distribution may be associated with the pulmonary impairment observed in the elderly. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to evaluate the relations between body composition, fat distribution, and lung function in elderly men. DESIGN We studied 97 men aged 67-78 y with body mass indexes (BMIs… CONTINUE READING

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