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Asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in amateur endurance-trained athletes.
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PMID:  14986196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
High-level endurance training contributes to the development of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction but the effect of moderate endurance training on airway function remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma and/or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in moderately endurance-trained athletes. Ninety-five Mediterranean amateur endurance-trained athletes filled out a questionnaire about respiratory disorders and underwent a resting spirometry. Mean training volume was 10 h per week. The prevalence of asthma was found to be 4.2 %. All the athletes with asthma plus another one (5.3 %) reported having exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. These percentages are in the same range as those from the general population and much lower than those observed in elite endurance athletes. In contrast to elite athletes, our amateur endurance-trained athletes seem not exposed to a higher risk of asthma or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction than the general population. We suggest that 10 h per week of moderate endurance training in a temperate climate area does not lead to respiratory disease.
P Kippelen; C Caillaud; O Coste; P Godard; C Préfaut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-26     Completed Date:  2004-05-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
UPRES EA 701 Physiologie des Interactions and Clinique des Maladies Respiratoires, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma, Exercise-Induced / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Cohort Studies
Mediterranean Region / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Respiratory Function Tests
Sports / physiology*

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