Respiratory function and the obesity paradox

@article{Guenette2010RespiratoryFA,
  title={Respiratory function and the obesity paradox},
  author={Jordan A Guenette and Dennis Jensen and Denis E. O’Donnell},
  journal={Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={618–624}
}
Purpose of reviewObese individuals have impaired respiratory function relative to their normal-weight counterparts. Despite these negative effects, obesity is paradoxically associated with better survival in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this review is to describe this ‘obesity paradox’, to discuss the effects of obesity on respiratory function, and to speculate as to whether obesity-related alterations in respiratory mechanics can influence the… 
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