Skeletal muscle adiposity is associated with physical activity, exercise capacity and fibre shift in COPD

Abstract

Quadriceps muscle phenotype varies widely between patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cannot be determined without muscle biopsy. We hypothesised that measures of skeletal muscle adiposity could provide noninvasive biomarkers of muscle quality in this population. In 101 patients and 10 age-matched healthy controls, mid-thigh cross… (More)
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00066414

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