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Title: Cardiorespiratory fitness, adiposity and incident asthma in adults
Authors: Ortega Porcel, Francisco B.
Lee, Duck-Chul
Sui, Xuemei
Ruiz, Jonatan R.
Cheng, Y. J.
Church, T. J.
Miller, C. C.
Blair, Steven N.
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Available large-scale prospective studies on adiposity and asthma used body mass index as an indicator of adiposity. Studies involving more accurate measures of adiposity, such as body fat percentage (BF%), are needed to confirm or contrast body mass index - related results. Cardiorepiratory fitness is a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality, and the available literature suggests that moderate-high cardiorespiratory fitness reduces many of the health hazards associated with obesity. The present study aimed: 1) to examine whether cardiorespiratory fitness and/or BF% are associated with subsequent acquisition of asthma in adults; and 2) to test the hypothesis that a high cardiorespiratory fitness level can reduce the risk of incident asthma in individuals with excess adiposity.
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Aerobic capacity
Obesity
Fatness
Airways diseases
Pulmonary function
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/28998
ISSN: 0091-6749
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Ortega, F.B; et al. Cardiorespiratory fitness, adiposity and incident asthma in adults. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 125(1): 271-273 (2010). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/28998]
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