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Effects of eating on professional and amateur singers for select pulmonary and vocal tasks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17574809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Singers will often refrain from eating a meal before a performance because they believe it will interfere with breath support. As there are no objective data to support or refute this belief, the purpose of this study was to obtain pre- and postmeal data from professional and amateur singers to investigate whether increased stomach contents from eating a meal adversely affected performance on specific maximal vocal/respiratory gestures. This was a prospective, repeated measures study. Forced vital capacity, maximum phonation times, and pitch range were obtained from professional and amateur singers before, immediately after, and 1 hour after eating a meal. There were no changes in measures across conditions for either group, indicating that eating does not interfere with maximal vocal and pulmonary measures.
Julia Edgar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1873-4588     ISO Abbreviation:  J Voice     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-14     Completed Date:  2009-02-03     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712262     Medline TA:  J Voice     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  721-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Eating / physiology*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Vital Capacity
Voice / physiology*
Voice Training*

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