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Lean mass, not fat mass, is associated with lung function in male and female children with asthma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric Research
1530-0447
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
75
Issue
1-1
Pages
93–98
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/pr.2013.181
PMID: 24129552
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Lean mass, not fat mass, is associated with lung function in children with asthma. The positive association between BMI z-score and respiratory function in male children is driven by lean mass. Although body weight can be easily monitored in the clinical setting, body composition can provide important information. Future research exploring lean mass and lung function associations could inform future interventions.

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