Pericardial fat is associated with impaired lung function and a restrictive lung pattern in adults: the Jackson Heart Study.
Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Electronic address: [email protected]
School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
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Pericardial fat is generally associated with lower lung function and independently associated with a restrictive lung pattern in middle-aged and elderly adults. Further research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms through which pericardial fat contributes to pulmonary anomalies.
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