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Effect of endurance training on lung function: a one year study.
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PMID:  16118298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To identify in a follow up study airway changes occurring during the course of a sport season in healthy endurance athletes training in a Mediterranean region. METHODS: Respiratory pattern and function were analysed in 13 healthy endurance trained athletes, either during a maximal exercise test, or at rest and during recovery through respiratory manoeuvres (spirometry and closing volume tests). The exercise test was conducted on three different occasions: during basic endurance training and then during the precompetition and competitive periods. RESULTS: During the competitive period, a slight but non-clinically significant decrease was found in forced vital capacity (-3.5%, p = 0.0001) and an increase in slope of phase III (+25%, p = 0.0029), both at rest and after exercise. No concomitant reduction in expiratory flow rates was noticed. During maximal exercise there was a tachypnoeic shift over the course of the year (mean (SEM) breathing frequency and tidal volume were respectively 50 (2) cycles/min and 3.13 (0.09) litres during basic endurance training v 55 (3) cycles/min and 2.98 (0.10) litres during the competitive period; p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: This study does not provide significant evidence of lung function impairment in healthy Mediterranean athletes after one year of endurance training.
P Kippelen; C Caillaud; E Robert; P Connes; P Godard; C Prefaut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-24     Completed Date:  2005-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
UPRES EA 701, Physiologie des Interactions, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve, F-34295 Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology
Case-Control Studies
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Test / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Lung Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology*
Mediterranean Region
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Physical Education and Training / methods
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Respiratory Function Tests
Sports / physiology*
Vital Capacity / physiology

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