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Correlation of pulmonary function tests with body fat percentage in young individuals.
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PMID:  19585755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study was planned to assess the correlation of pulmonary functions with body fat percentage in young individuals. A total of 132 (males--68, females--64) young students (18 to 21 years) with moderately sedentary lifestyle were recruited in this study. Their height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and waist to hip ratio (WHR) were measured. Pulmonary function tests (static and dynamic) were recorded on a computerized portable Schiller lung function unit SP-1. The percentage of body fat was estimated by measuring skin fold thickness at four sites (4SFT-biceps, triceps, subscapular and suprailiac) with the help of Harpenden's caliper. In males body fat % showed negative correlation with expiratory reserve volume (ERV), forced vital capacity (FVC), maximum ventilatory volume (MVV), peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and forced expiratory volume at the end of first second (FEV1). It was observed that in females body fat % had negative correlation with ERV, FVC, and MVV. These results indicate that increase in percentage of body fat and central pattern of fat distribution may affect the pulmonary function tests.
Anuradha R Joshi; Ratan Singh; A R Joshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0019-5499     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:    2008 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-09     Completed Date:  2009-07-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374707     Medline TA:  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology*
Body Mass Index
Forced Expiratory Volume
Respiratory Function Tests*
Skinfold Thickness
Vital Capacity
Waist-Hip Ratio
Young Adult

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