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Evaluation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Respiratory Muscle Function in the Obese Population.
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PMID:  24438738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is one of the most important health metrics in apparently healthy individuals, those at increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease and virtually all patient populations. In addition to CRF, a host of other variables obtained from aerobic exercise testing provides clinically valuable information. Individuals classified as obese (i.e. a body mass index ≥30kg/m(2)) have varying degrees of CV, pulmonary and skeletal muscle dysfunction that impact CRF and other key aerobic exercise testing variables. Moreover, there is now evidence indicating inspiratory and expiratory respiratory muscle function, even in the absence of interstitial lung disease, is potentially compromised as a result of obesity. When obesity-induced respiratory muscle dysfunction is present, it has the potential to contribute to the limitations in CRF. The current review will discuss aerobic exercise testing and the assessment of respiratory muscle function in the obese population.
Ross Arena; Lawrence P Cahalin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1873-1740     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2014 January - February
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  457-464     Citation Subset:  -    
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