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Pericardial fat is associated with impaired lung function and a restrictive lung pattern in adults: the Jackson Heart Study.

Authors
  • Hickson, DeMarc A1
  • Liu, Jiankang2
  • Bidulescu, Aurelian3
  • Burchfiel, Cecil M4
  • Taylor, Herman A5
  • Petrini, Marcy F2
  • 1 Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
  • 3 Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
  • 4 Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 5 Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
December 2011
Volume
140
Issue
6
Pages
1567–1573
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.11-0258
PMID: 21737489
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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